Emirates airline suspends flights

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Staff Report

Dubai – Emirates airline has suspended its flights to select cities of the United States until September 12, 2017.
Due To Hurricane Irma, the operations of Emirates flights EK213 from Dubai to Fort Lauderdale and EK214 from Fort Lauderdale to Dubai on 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 September, and EK219 from Dubai to Orlando and EK220 from Orlando to Dubai on 9, 10, 11 and 12 September have been cancelled.

“We are monitoring the situation closely, and aim to give customers as much notice as possible if there are any further changes to our operations,” the Dubai-based airline said in a statement.

Affected passengers are advised to contact their travel agents or respective Emirates call centres for assistance, ticket rebooking and cancellation, and check the status of their flight below.
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