Once Again A Drone Has Wreacked Havoc At Dubai Airport
Once again, Dubai Airports was forced to close down its airspace earlier this morning following unauthorised drone activity.
This is not the first time a drone has caused delay at the busy airport. Earlier this year, an unauthorised drone was found on the runway which also caused delays to flight schedules.
Dubai Airports have stated that the closure has resulted in a number of flight delays, with full operations taking nearly an hour to ensure the security of all travellers.
Arrivals resumed at 0835 & departures at 0840 with full operations resuming at 0907. We are working to minimise inconvenience. 2/3— Dubai Airports (@DubaiAirports) September 28, 2016
Dubai airports announced the delay via a tweet on Twitter
Airspace around DXB was closed from 0808 to 0835 this morning due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in a number of flight delays. 1/3— Dubai Airports (@DubaiAirports) September 28, 2016
They further went on to say that safety is their top priority
Safety is our top priority and we remind all UAV operators that activities are not permitted within 5km of any airport or landing area. 3/3— Dubai Airports (@DubaiAirports) September 28, 2016