Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Goa feels the chill of Delhi fog, flights delayed by 6 hours

Panaji:  Goa felt the impact of poor visibility over Delhi's skies as over 24 flights were affected from the state's sole airport at Dabolim on Monday, with over thousand passengers stranded for as long as six hours. It was a frustrating start to the New Year for the flyers as many of them missed connecting flights.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials said departures and arrivals of at least 24 flights were delayed, but there were no cancellations till late in the evening.
"There was a sequential delay across north India because of fog. Poor visibility delayed flights in Delhi, Patna and Chandigarh," airport director B C H Negi said. "We extended the use of the international security hold area by two hours to clear passengers," he said.
Over 300 flights from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were disrupted by the season's worst fog.
02/01/18 Times of India