Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced that it is going to decrease the number of flights from Dubai International Airport because one of the two runways at the airport is closed due to repairs.
The airline authority reports to the sources that it will reduce the number of departures from 21 weekly to 13 due to the closure of the southern runway for maintenance.
Cathay Pacific authority announced, “However, to continue to serve the demand on our Middle East route, we have deployed larger aircraft. We will be operating our flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from April 17 to May 29.”
Previously Emirates airlines said that a “significant number” of its flights will be canceled or rescheduled due to runway closure.
The overall number of flights operated by the Dubai-based carrier will reduce by 25 percent during the 45-day closure period, said the authority.
On Monday, Dubai Airport said that Dubai World Central which is the city’s second airport will allow 158 passengers in a flight during the closure period.
Various carriers such as- Air India, Indigo, Spice Jet, Flydubai, Gulf Air, Royal Jordanian, Nepal Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Salam Air along with others will be operating the flights.

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