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Air India cancels 4 Dubai-bound flights due to heavy rains

By PTI
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Mumbai, Jan 11: Flag carrier Air India on Saturday cancelled four of its flights to Dubai following the waterlogging at Dubai airport in the wake of heavy rains.

Besides, the airline's Calicult-Dubai flight was diverted to Al-Makhtoum airport as it could not land in Dubai, an Air India spokesperson said.

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"Due to heavy rains in Dubai and water logging at Dubai airport Air India has cancelled four of its flights to the city on Saturday," the spokesperson said in a statement.

The four flights which stand cancelled are AI 995/996- Delhi-Dubai-Delhi, AI 983/984- BOM-Dubai-BOM, AI 951/952 - Hyderabad-BOM-Hyderabad and AI 905/906- Chennai-Dubai-Chennai, he said.

The spokesperson also said that its flight AI 905 Chennai-Dubai took nearly five hours to reach the parking bay after landing at Dubai airport due to the waterlogging.

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Also, flight AI 937 (Calicut-Dubai) diverted to Al-Makhtoum International Airport as it could not at Dubai due to heavy waterlogging and is grounded there.

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