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Dubai cargo disrupted after flash floods

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DUBAI : Cargo operations in Dubai continue to face disruption following flash flooding that temporarily closed Dubai International (DXB) Airport.

The UAE on Tuesday recorded its heaviest rainfall in 75 years as almost 26cm of rain fell, resulting in the temporary closure of DXB cancellation of around 300 flights on Wednesday.

Operations are getting back underway but flooding remains in areas of the airport and flights continue to be delayed and cancelled.

Due to severe weather conditions in Dubai on April 16 and 17, operational difficulties arose, leading to flight cancellations and delays in cargo connections attributable to airport logistics.

Ground handler dnata said: “We are collaborating closely with our partners and authorities to mitigate any impact of the inclement weather and subsequent flight disruptions and adverse road conditions on our cargo operations in Dubai.

“Our teams are working diligently to process every cargo shipment as quickly as possible, keeping our valued customers updated.”

DXB said in its latest operational update that it was now accepting check-in at terminal three as operations are back underway from that terminal.

Earlier, the airport said that inbound flights had been resumed by international airlines operating out of terminal one.

FlightRadar 24 shows flights out of freighter hub Dubai World Central continue to operate.

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