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Emirates to cut 41 flights during Dubai airport runway upgrade

DUBAI: Dubai’s Emirates airline will have to ground flights to 41 destinations from Dubai International airport during work to upgrade and refurbish the two runways, at a cost to its revenues of about AED1 billion ($272.3 million), the airline said.
The 80-day program of work will start on May 1, with Emirates taking the brunt of reductions in flying, with the airport authorities saying earlier this week that 26 percent of traffic would be cut during the runway work.
Emirates will ground 20 aircraft in May, 22 in June, and 22 in July, it said in the statement.