Emirates airline has cancelled flights to and from the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale and Orlando as residents of three US states are evacuated ahead of Hurricane Dorian, the airline has announced.
In a statement posted on its website, Emirates said that flight EK 213 from Dubai to Fort Lauderdale, and its return flight – EK 214 – have both been cancelled on Tuesday, September 3.
On Wednesday, September 4, flights EK 219 and EK220 to and from Orlando were also cancelled.
“Customers booked for travel with Emirates on a ticket purchased before August 30 2019 and for travel up to September 8, can opt to change their flights up to 7 days later than originally booked,” the statement added.
Emirates customers have been advised to contact their travel agent or booking offices to make changes to their bookings, and to check their flight status for the latest updates, reported Arabian Business.
On Monday, Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas, where it killed at least five people. US forecasters said they expected the hurricane to remain in the Bahamas into Tuesday.
The hurricane is expected to move towards the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. North Carolina and Virginia have also declared a state of emergency.