Monday, January 02, 2017

Fog grounds 89 flights at Kempegowda International Airport; none cancelled

Bad weather ushered in the New Year at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), affecting the service of at least 89 flights-86 delayed and three diverted-on Sunday. Fog enveloped the airport around 4.15am and lasted till 8.49am.
Airport officials said 78 departures and eight arrivals were delayed, while three, including an international (British Airways) flight, were diverted. "There was no cancellation of any flight," they said.
Operations at KIA have been affected due to fog in recent days. Officials said most delays were due to a cascading effect as the airport doesn't see as many flights operate during the early hours. KIA normally experiences 'radiation fog', formed by the cooling of land after sunset by thermal radiation in calm conditions with clear sky. Its operations are generally affected between November 13 and February 16, sometime between 3am to 9am.
02/01/16 The Times Of India
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