Sunday, November 05, 2017

6 days on, smog-hit Ludhiana-Delhi flight fails to take off

Ludhiana: For the sixth consecutive day, the Ludhiana-Delhi flight was cancelled on Saturday due to low visibility owing to smog at Sahnewal airport.
No flight has operated between the two cities since the winter schedule was announced by the airport authorities on October 30.
This has caused uncertainly among the city's business community. The flight service had got tremendous response from Ludhianvis since its re-launch.
As per airport officials, the 70-seater Air India flight between Delhi and Ludhiana was cancelled due to low visibility. They added that whereas the visibility required for flight landing is around 1,500 m, the same was recorded at about 1,000 m on Saturday.
Sources at the airport said even as the flight was cancelled due to low visibility, people continued to book tickets for Ludhiana-Delhi and vice versa flights. Around 72% of seats were booked. They added that after the change in flight schedule to winter timings, not a single flight has operated between the two cities. Flights on October 30, November 1, 2, and 4 were cancelled due to low visibility.
05/11/17 Times of India