By Gavin Gibbon
Mauritius' main airport closed on Monday due to Tropical Storm Calvinia
Emirates airline passengers travelling to Mauritius are being advised to check the status of their flights after the main island’s Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport was closed due to Tropical Storm Calvinia.
Air Mauritius confirmed that the airport was closed on Monday night and an update on Tuesday morning from the Mauritius Meteorological Service (MMS) revealed that Calvania has “remained quasi-stationary”, about 120km east of Mahebourg, a small village in south eastern Mauritius, but warned it may intensify further.
Emirates flights to and from Mauritius are impacted as Mauritius Airport remains closed due to Tropical Strom Calvinia. Passengers are advised to contact their local Emirates call centre for re-booking options. Please check flight status at https://t.co/GYJoCm0YUf— Emirates Support (@EmiratesSupport) December 31, 2019
It forecast heavy rains, thunderstorms and winds up to 120kph across the island.
A statement said: “Associated flooding, landslides, transportation and business disruptions are anticipated, as well as disruptions to power and communication services, in the coming hours and days.”
Shops and businesses on the island have also closed their doors.
A statement from Emirates said: “Emirates flights to and from Mauritius are delayed as Mauritius airport remains closed due to Tropical storm Calvinia. Passengers are advised to contact their local Emirates call centre for re-bookings.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.