The Emirates flight was scheduled to arrive at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 at 7:25 a.m. (BST) from Manchester Airport at 21:01.
Due to “operational reasons,” Emirates flight EK020 bound for Dubai from Manchester instead arrived in Vienna. The A380 flight took off from Manchester Airport at 21:00 (BST) and was due to land at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport at 7:25 (GST).
A representative for Emirates told Arabian Business that Emirates aircraft EK020 from Manchester to Dubai was diverted to Vienna for operational reasons. A hotel room has been made available to impacted travelers, and they will be rebooked on different flights. Emirates expresses regret for the trouble this has caused. Our employees and passengers’ health and safety are of the utmost concern.
Flight from MAN to DXB
The message informing Emirates passengers of the change of plans said: “Your flight EK020 on 10Apr from MAN to DXB has diverted to VIE and is delayed in VIE due to operational reasons.
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Once a projected arrival time in Dubai is determined, we will rebook your flight to your ultimate destination and deliver a revised reservation to the email address provided during booking.
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According to the aviation industry website Aerotime Hub, two Emirates planes in March from Dubai to London Heathrow were also compelled to change airports.
Major airlines, including Dubai’s Emirates, Air India, British Airways, Lufthansa, and American Airlines, were compelled to change their flight paths away from Heathrow due to unfavourable weather conditions in the UK capital, including strong winds.
On Tuesday, March 13, two Emirates planes out of Dubai had to divert due to an emergency. Emirates flights EK1 and EK29 were both directed to find alternate landing locations after departing from DXB.
At 11.40 a.m. local time, the Emirates EK1 flight to London Heathrow was supposed to touch down. However, the aircraft was unable to land in a secure manner due to the severe gusts.
According to information from the aviation website Flight Tracker, the A380 circled London numerous times before being diverted to Gatwick airport in London.
At 1.50 pm local time, the EK29 flight from DXB was scheduled to touch down in London. But after repeatedly circling over London, it was pointed in the direction of Birmingham International Airport. Heathrow is more than 170 kilometers by car from Birmingham. Pilots on both planes were allegedly “forced to squawk 7770,” an aviation word for announcing a general emergency on a flight, according to Aerotime Hub.
Heathrow and several areas of the south of England saw travel delays on Monday due to winds of up to 65 mph in some parts of the UK.
Later in the day, Heathrow-bound flights to Dubai were cancelled. The equivalent EK30 flight returning to Dubai was cancelled after the rerouted EK29 flight.
At 17.45 p.m. local time, the EK30 was supposed to depart from London Heathrow and land at 04.35 a.m. at DXB. The flight was canceled, though.
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