Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Seven flights, 5 to Delhi, take off late

Pune: In the early morning hours, a SpiceJet flight to Delhi was delayed by three hours and a Jet Airways flight to the same destination suffered a minor delay. Three flights, including two to Delhi, got delayed between 9am and 12 noon. Two more flights — one to Delhi and the other to Chennai — were delayed in the afternoon hours (till 3pm).
An airport official said, “We don’t see any more major delays because of the weather condition, but we cannot be certain. The airlines have been told to guide the passengers in case of delays and ensure that they face minimum hassles.”
The disruption in flights’ movement in the late evening hours on Sunday because of a thunderstorm in Delhi had cascading effects on flyers. Delhi’s Sahil Tyagi missed his counselling session on Monday for admission to an undergraduate course in Chennai.
Sahil was going to Chennai from Delhi via Pune. His sister, Ruiya Tyagi, tweeted that the GoAir flight Sahil took to Pune on Sunday was delayed and he could not get a seat on the flight to Chennai.
15/05/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India