Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: Flight operations run an hour late at Mumbai airport

A cyclone making its way up along the western coast of India has impacted flight operations in Mumbai.

Airlines have been running an hour late at Mumbai airport due to air traffic congestion.
Jet Airways and Spicejet have requested customers to check flight status before leaving for the airport.

Jet said the delays were expected to continue till 3pm today.
Poor visibility at the Mumbai airport also impacted flight operations of Singapore Airlines was forced to discontinue the approach to landing and do a "go-around", a report by PTI said.

The flight finally landed at the assigned runway nine minutes behind the scheduled time.

Flight operations were impacted on account of rains in Mumbai on Monday on the back of Cyclone Ockhi.

Cyclone Ockhi that originated in near the south-western coast of Sri Lanka last week. It travelled very near the southern-most tip of the Indian mainland, along the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Ockhi also hit Lakshadweep islands three days ago and where reports suggested that it was at its ‘most powerful’.
05/12/17 ZeeBiz

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