Typhoon Kammuri hit as the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane.
PHOTO BY PAGASA
DUBAI – Manila-bound flights from Dubai were cancelled on Tuesday (December 3) as powerful Typhoon Kammuri lashed the northern Philippines.
Typhoon Kammuri, locally known as Typhoon Tisoy, hit as the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane, packing winds of almost 215km per hour. It made landfall in Luzon on Monday and was expected to hit Manila on Tuesday afternoon.
More than 100 flights were canceled after authorities in Manila decided to close the capital’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport for 12 hours on Tuesday from 11am to 11pm.
Emirates cancelled flights EK332, EK333, EK334 and EK335 to Manila. Etihad, meanwhile, said flights EY424 and EY428 from Abu Dhabi to Manila and and flights EY423 and EY421 from Manila to Abu Dhabi were subject to delays.
Etihad said that affected passengers would be given assistance. An Emirates spokesperson said that passengers wishing to rebook their flights may contact an Emirates booking office or travel agent. GAD/Expat Media
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