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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

Emirates flights between US and UAE affected by 'bomb cyclone'

Thousands of flights across the US were affected by the extreme weather and multiple schools have been closed

Stranded travelers and airport workers watch front loaders clear snow at LaGuardia Airport in New York. All flights have been suspended temporarily at JFK and LaGuardia airports due to wind and whiteout conditions. Julie Jacobson / AP
Stranded travelers and airport workers watch front loaders clear snow at LaGuardia Airport in New York. All flights have been suspended temporarily at JFK and LaGuardia airports due to wind and whiteout conditions. Julie Jacobson / AP

Emirates flights to and from New York have either been cancelled or delayed due to a massive winter “bomb cyclone” which hit the US East Coast on Thursday.

Thousands of flights across the US were affected by the extreme weather and multiple schools have been closed.

Flights to and from Dubai were no exception, at times leaving transiting travellers stranded in the emirate’s international airport.

“As a result of severe snowstorms, Emirates’ flights operating to and from New York JFK airport on January 4, 5 and 6 have been impacted," an Emirates spokesperson said.

"Passengers holding tickets to and from New York JFK are advised to contact their travel agency or the local Emirates office.”

Emirates said passengers were also advised to check the status of their flights on emirates.com for the latest information regarding their flights.

“Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused, but the safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised,” the spokesperson said.

On Friday, three JFK-bound flights were delayed from Dubai along with one Dubai-bound flight from New York.

On Saturday, another two flights bound to Dubai from JFK were delayed, along with two cancelled, followed by another two cancellations from Dubai to New York.

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