Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Flight operations getting back to normal in Patna

Patna: After a week of disruption in air traffic due to foggy weather, flight operations at Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport at Patna has finally started getting back to normalcy with improved visibility.
Flight operations started at the city airport from 12:30pm on Tuesday and no flights were diverted, though four flights remained cancelled .
Till Monday, flights operations used to start at the city airport not before 2pm and several flights got grounded here due to dense fog in the evening hours on two consecutive days in the last week. Besides, six flights were cancelled on Monday and 15 on Sunday due to poor visibility.
As per the visibility criteria owing to short length of runway at the city airport, flights are allowed to operate only when the minimum visibility is 1200meters.
02/01/18 Piyush Tripathi/Times of India