Poor weather disrupts flights to the UK, US


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Dubai: Continued poor and chilly weather may cause delays on flights heading toward the UK, airlines operating from the UAE have warned passengers.
Although Emirates has confirmed that it has resumed flights to the UK, stormy weather is likely to affect the flight schedules.
Some Etihad Airways flights from the UK and Ireland are experiencing delays due to heavy snow, ice and high winds, which is likely to continue throughout the week, according to a Etihad Airways spokesperson.
“We are doing all we can to minimise the effect of poor weather conditions on our flight schedules, and have plans in place for those affected. For those impacted by the situation, we are offering guests due to travel between 1 to 3 March the option to rebook even if their flight is still due to fly as planned,” an Etihad Airways spokesperson said in a statement.
Impacted guests can call the Etihad Airways Global Contact Centre on +971 (0) 2599 0000 (UAE), or their local Contact Centre found atetihad.com/contacts.
Those holding bookings over the next few days have been advised to check the status of their flights at atetihad.com/flightstatus or through the Etihad Airways mobile app before proceeding to the airport.
“We apologise for the inconvenience, however the safety and security of our guests and staff is our top priority at all times,” spokesperson added.
Weather warnings for snow and icy conditions remained in place across much of the UK even as temperatures are rising gradually in many areas.

Emirates’ New York flights

Emirates airlines also cancelled a couple of flights to and from New York due to severe weather warnings issued for the North East of the United States on March 2, 2018.
Passengers holding tickets to/from New York on the affected flights are advised to contact their travel agency or the local Emirates office. Passengers are also advised to check the status of their flights on http://www.emirates.com/english/plan_book/flight_status/flightstatus.aspx for the latest information regarding their flights. -abdulbasit@theuaenews.com