Wednesday, August 30, 2017

After rains, unavailability of crew hits flight schedules

Mumbai: Flight operations in the country’s financial capital largely remained affected for the second day today, even though rains subsided and the city struggled to get back on its feet following incessant downpour a day before.

The airlines had to either cancel and delay a number of flights, mainly due to difficulties being faced by their crew and passengers in reaching the airport.

Private carrier Jet Airways cancelled 19 flights out of the city, including some of its international services. Its other flights are delayed by up to two hours.
Though Air India did not cancel any of its flights, its operations were delayed by around half and hour on an average.

The airlines said though the situation was under control and the visibility improved, they were witnessing operational delays due to non-availability of crew who are stuck, as most part of the city roads remained water-logged for the second consecutive day today.

Jet Airways, which had yesterday cancelled 12 flights including some international operations and diverted many, today said there were no diversions.
30/08/17 PTI/FreePress Journal