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Chennai Rain Chaos: UAE Flights Disrupted as Heavy Rains Flood the City

Severe weather conditions lead to flight cancellations and diversions from the UAE to Chennai

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu in South India, is grappling with heavy rainfall, causing severe disruptions, including the closure of the city’s airport. The adverse weather conditions have impacted flights from the UAE to Chennai, leading to cancellations and diversions.

Multiple flights from the UAE to Chennai were canceled or diverted due to the heavy rainfall and flooding in the city.Etihad Airways and Emirates reported flight disruptions, with cancellations and diversions affecting travel plans.

Chennai’s airport operator announced the closure of the airfield at least until 9 am. on Tuesday, citing severe weather conditions.Videos on social media depicted flooded runways and aprons at the airport, highlighting the challenges posed by the heavy rains.

Etihad Airways canceled two flights between Abu Dhabi and Chennai on December 4 and planned to operate a larger aircraft on December 5 to accommodate affected passengers.Emirates reported the diversion of flight EK544 to Bengaluru and the cancellation of multiple flights to and from Chennai, advising passengers to check for updates on their website.

Flydubai flight FZ-449 from Dubai to Chennai was diverted to Bengaluru, and the return flight, FZ-450, was canceled due to persistent weather conditions.Air India stated that they are closely monitoring the situation, indicating potential impacts on their operations.

Residents traveling to Chennai from the UAE had to cancel plans, while some individuals found themselves stranded in the city due to flight disruptions.Airlines, including Etihad and flydubai, assured affected passengers of assistance and alternative travel plans.

The situation in Chennai remains dynamic as authorities grapple with the aftermath of heavy rainfall and flooding. Travelers are advised to stay updated on the latest developments and check with airlines for any changes to their travel itineraries.

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