Dubai travellers relieved as British Airways resumes flights

DUBAI — British Airways resumed its services from London's Heathrow airport to Dubai late Friday night after a two-day strike, bringing relief to the hundreds of passengers stranded at Dubai airport.

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Published: Sun 14 Aug 2005, 10:31 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

Flight information source at Dubai airport disclosed that the British Airways flight arrived from Heathrow yesterday morning at 7.30am, with yet another flight expected to arrive this morning at the same time. BA’s flight from Dubai to Heathrow was scheduled for departure at 1.45am this morning.

An airline source was quoted by an English daily yesterday that the airline plans to operate up to 85 per cent of its flights initially and has adviced the passengers to check on the timings before leaving for the airport. Meanwhile, an airline spokesman in Dubai was quoted to have disclosed that the services to Dubai recommenced late Friday night with the first BA flight having left Heathrow for Dubai around 11pm.

British airways plans to operate upto 85 per cent of its scheduled short haul services and around 80 per cent long haul flights to and from Heathrow airport yesterday, and the stranded passengers would be accomodated on these flights. The airline was doing all it could to accomodate the stranded passengers both on its flights as well as other airlines, the spokespersons said.

The airline said a complete schedule and the expected departure timings were available on the airline's website

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