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Dubai to waive up to $272,000 airport parking fees

Planes stranded due to volcanic ash cloud will not be charged fees.
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Dubai Airports has waived up to AED1m ($272,000) aircraft parking fees for airlines with planes stranded in the emirate due to the huge volcanic ash cloud disrupting services across Europe.

Dubai International Airport usually allows carriers the first three hours parking free, with the next hour charged at AED300 and subsequent hours at AED550 for wide body aircraft.

Narrow body aircraft are given the first hour and a half free, and the next hour is charged at AED200 and AED325 for each additional hour.

"We will be granting airlines exemption from parking charges for grounded aircraft due to air traffic control restrictions resulting from the Icelandic volcanic eruption," a Dubai Airports spokesman told Emirates Business.

According to the report there are 13 stranded aircraft at the airport following the volcanic ash cloud which has entered its sixth day.

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