Dubai: Flight cancellations announced due to weather situation in Bangladesh

Airlines' flights to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka remain unaffected


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Published: Sat 13 May 2023, 2:23 PM

Last updated: Sat 13 May 2023, 11:34 PM

Dubai-based airline flydubai has cancelled its flights to one airport in Bangladesh on Saturday and Sunday due to adverse weather conditions and the temporary closure of Chattogram airport (CGP).

A flydubai spokesperson told Khaleej Times: “flydubai flights FZ 563/564 have been cancelled on 13 and 14 May 2023. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions closely and update our flight schedule accordingly.".

“We are in touch with our passengers regarding their rebooking options,” the airline spokesperson added. Flydubai flights to Dhaka International Airport (DAC) are operating to schedule

All flight operations at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram had been suspended from Saturday morning as Bangladesh braced for cyclone Mocha, which is expected to become "very dangerous".

Emirates and Etihad flights from the UAE to Bangladesh are at the moment not affected and operating as per normal schedule.

An Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times on Saturday afternoon: “Our flight schedule is operating as per normal. If anything changes we will let you know.”

Etihad flights to Dhaka (DAC) are not impacted, added the spokesperson of the Abu Dhabi-based carrier.

Both Emirates and Eithad have flights to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Announcements from other UAE-based carriers are awaited.

Expected landfall

Cyclone Mocha, one of the most powerful cyclones seen in Bangladesh in nearly two decades, is predicted to make landfall on Sunday near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

Bangladeshi authorities suspended inland river transport across the country from Friday night and flight operations at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram from Saturday morning.


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