Dubai International is operating at 50 percent capacity following Wednesday’s crash landing involving an Emirates flight from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
The announcement was made by Dubai Airports, who are also urging passengers on Thursday’s flights to and from Dubai International to check with their respective airlines for any possible delays or changes.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, has said the airport was awaiting clearance from the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) before recommencing full operations.
"Clearly, with only one runway, we’re operating at 50 percent of our normal capacity and our priority at the moment is to get as many aircraft that are in ‘the hold’ [in the air] onto the ground and get as many aircraft away as we possibly can prior to the opening of the runway, whenever that is," Griffiths told Dubai Eye.
Flights to and from DXB recommenced at around 6.30pm on Wednesday evening after a four-hour standstill in which air traffic was completely halted.
Given that it’s currently less than 24 hours since the incident occurred, regular operations are understandably not fully resumed.
Emirates, who were widely praised for how well they communicated with the public throughout the day, both on social media and directly to those involved, described Wednesday’s crash landing as an 'operational incident'.
To read more about what happened, here are Time Out Dubai’s live updates and photos of Wednesday’s events at DXB.