Emirates airline cancels Mumbai flights after Tauktae cyclone makes landfall

Passengers asked to contact Emirates for rebooking options

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Emirates airline cancelled flights to Mumbai due to the Tauktae cyclone that made landfall in neighbouring Gujarat in western India on Monday.

Four flights scheduled from Dubai to Mumbai on Monday and one on Tuesday were cancelled.

The airline said customers with tickets showing Mumbai as a final destination would not be accepted for travel.

"We regret any inconvenience caused and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates customer service for rebooking options," Emirates said.

The airline said it was monitoring the situation and would advise further changes.

Flights at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport halted for a few hours on Monday night.

Operations have since resumed.

The cyclone triggered strong winds of 114 kilometres per hour in Mumbai.

At least six people were killed and several injured in Maharashtra. Eight died in India's coastal Karnataka state.

Updated: May 18, 2021 01:25 PM

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