Thursday, November 03, 2016

Fog forces diversion of inbound MIA flights to Bengaluru, Calicut

Mangaluru: Two inbound flights from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) at Kenjar here were diverted to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and Calicut International Airport in Karipur respectively on Wednesday. The flights were diverted on account of poor visibility on the runway due to dense fog that had enveloped the airport area at Kenjar, J T Radhakrishna, airport director, MIA said.
Jet Airways flight 9W501 from Abu Dhabi that was rescheduled to land at MIA at 5.20am was diverted to Bengaluru and finally landed here at 10.30am. Likewise, Air India Express flight IX814 from Dubai that was rescheduled to land at MIA at 7.25am, was diverted to Calicut. The flight finally landed at 11am, Radhakrishna said, adding that flight operations returned to normal from 8.30am after the fog lifted. Other flights are operating as per scheduled, he noted.
03/11/16 Jaideep Shenoy/Times of India