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Dubai Int'l 'will be in recovery mode' for 48 hours, says operator

Total of 116 arriving and 121 departing flights were cancelled as a result of the crash landing of Emirates EK521

Dubai Int'l 'will be in recovery mode' for 48 hours, says operator

Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International, confirmed on Thursday that a total of 116 arriving and 121 departing flights were cancelled as a result of the crash landing of Emirates EK521.

It added in a statement that 44 inbound flights were diverted to neighbouring airports following the incident at 12.45pm UAE local time on Wednesday.

The disruption of normal operations affected a total of 19,000 passengers before Dubai International resumed operations under restricted capacity.

"DXB continues to operate with one runway with higher priority for arriving flights and wide-bodied aircraft to maximise the utilisation of available capacity and ease congestion inside the terminals. The airport is expected to be on recovery mode for the next 48 hours with efforts in full swing to clear backlogged flights," the statement added.

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