Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Flights delayed, diverted as dense fog engulfs Bengaluru airport Tuesday morning

Bengaluru: A thick blanket of fog over Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) resulted in the closure of airport operations on Tuesday morning, between 4.44 am and 5.27 am. A total of 74 flights were delayed during the period.

According to sources, as many as 44 departures and 25 arrivals scheduled for the period were affected. Additionally, five flights, including a British Airway flight, were diverted to Chennai due to fog.

KIA, which is yet to upgrade to a CAT III instrument landing system, sees regular delays every year during winter due to thick fog covet over northern areas of the city.
28/11/17 New Indian Express