Hurricane Dorian forces Emirates airline to cancel flight to Orlando

Hurricane Dorian forces Emirates airline to cancel flight to Orlando
Published: 2 September 2019 - 7:16 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

Emirates airline cancelled a return flight to/from Orlando Mondau due to Hurricane Dorian, and the expected closure of Orlando International airport.

Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 5 storm, was over parts of the north-western Bahamas on Monday, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said in its latest bulletin.

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Further ahead the NHC said Dorian would "move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday" but exactly where - and how hard - it will strike the US coast looked uncertain after the storm shifted course, apparently sparing Florida the worst.

Orlando International had anticipated being impacted by the storm and announced the closure of its operations tomorrow for September 2.

However, the airport has since updated that after the storm changed its course, and following consultations with the weather authorities, airlines and federal partners, it will open as normal.

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Emirates, however, said its flight remains cancelled.

“Customers booked for travel with Emirates on a ticket purchased before 30th August 2019 and for travel up to 4th September, can opt to change their flights up to 7 days later than originally booked. Customers are requested to contact their travel agent or booking offices to make changes to their bookings,” the airline said.

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