11 flights to Dubai International Airport diverted
Dubai: Eleven flights to Dubai International Airport were diverted on Sunday evening due to an electrical problem at the airport, operator Dubai Airports confirmed.
A spokesperson told Gulf News that the disruption was “brief,” with normal operations already restored at Dubai International.
“Dubai Airports can confirm that normal operations at Dubai International were briefly disrupted on Sunday evening due to a technical problem involving the airfield lighting, leading to the diversion of 11 inbound flights,” the Dubai Airports spokesperson said.
“Dubai Airports worked with airlines and other service partners to restore normal operations within the hour.”
It was not immediately clear how many passengers were affected by the diversion or whether other flights were delayed.
Online reports on social media websites said that Dubai International faced an electrical issue that led to some flights being held, adding that some flights including those operated by Emirates and flydubai were being diverted to Dubai’s second airport, Al Maktoum International.