Dubai International Airport will begin heavy maintenance work on its two runways May 1. For 80 days, one runway will be closed and on Sunday nights both runways will be closed for one hour. “For us that means we have to ground 20 aircraft,” Emirates Airline CCO Thierry Antinori confirmed to ATW. “This includes all remaining eight Airbus A345-500s, some A330s and only a few Boeing 777s.” Antinori said the airline will keep its network operational, “but we will ...

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