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Emirates says flights unaffected by heavy Mumbai rains

Torrential downpours have caused a number of airlines to divert flights headed to Mumbai

Emirates says flights unaffected by heavy Mumbai rains

Emirates flights to India’s Mumbai remain unaffected by torrential rains that have caused a number of flight delays and disruptions for other airlines, the UAE-based airline said on Monday.

On Monday, a number of Air India and SpiceJet flights were reportedly delayed. Air India flight AI 983 to Dubai, for example, was delayed for two hours, while AI 94 to Abu Dhabi was delayed by 45 minutes.

When contacted by Arabian Business, an Emirates spokesperson said that the airline’s operations have so far been unaffected by the heavy rains, with no changes to its operating schedule reported.

The spokesperson added that the airline is monitoring the situation.

Another airline, SpiceJet, announced on Twitter that “all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected” by the rains.

The statement added that “passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status” via the airline’s website.

According to Indian media reports, a spokesperson for Mumbai International Airport Ltd said earlier on Monday that there were no flight movements taking place due to fluctuating visibility issues.

At least three flights have been diverted to other Indian airports. No cancellations have so far been reported.

On Saturday, a one-floor tenement crashed in Mumbai’s Shivaji Nagar area, leading to eight injuries.

Heavy traffic was reported throughout the city, although its train system was reportedly operating as normal.

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