Abu Dhabi flights hit by 'technical failure'
Abu Dhabi, March 6, 2014
All flights into Abu Dhabi this morning were diverted to other airports in the region due to a technical failure at the airport. However, the airport has now started to accept traffic, a report said.
The weather at Abu Dhabi is improving and the airport has started to accept traffic, said the Etihad Airways statement.
Diverted flights are returning to Abu Dhabi subject to ground servicing and the arrival of stand-by operating crews, who are currently being transferred by road and by air where possible, it said.
An Abu Dhabi Airport statement said as a result of the extreme low visibility conditions at Abu Dhabi International Airport this morning, a number of aircraft were diverted to other airports in the region.
All parties at the airport are working together towards minimising the disruption to all travellers, it said.
It advised passengers to contact airlines for flight updates or visit Abu Dhabi International Airport website.
Five Etihad Airways flights have now landed at Abu Dhabi Airport, with another three diverted flights now returning to Abu Dhabi, Etihad said.
Departures from Abu Dhabi have resumed, however significant delays are to be expected, it warned.
Passengers are advised to check-in as normal and are also advised to call the Etihad Airways Contact Centre to confirm their flight status.
Etihad Airways continues to work to minimise disruption to its customers. However, Etihad Airways anticipates that normal operations at Abu Dhabi Airport will not resume for approximately 24 hours, it said.
Passengers are advised to contact the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 (0) 2599 0000 or visit the Etihad Airways website at www.etihad.com for more information on the status of flights in and out of Abu Dhabi Airport, it added. – TradeArabia News Service