Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Rain relief disrupts flights: Two cancelled, 26 delayed

Mohali: Two flights were cancelled and 26 others delayed at the Chandigarh international airport owing to low clouds formation on a day the city received one of its strongest monsoon showers on Monday.
As it rained intermittently almost throughout the day, visibility dropped to 1,500 metres, which is much below the minimum permissible visibility of 2,600 metres, according to an airport spokesperson. One flight was diverted back to Delhi, he said.

Flights from Dubai and Sharjah were also delayed along with those from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Indore and Pune. One IndiGo flight from Delhi was diverted back, whereas an IndiGo flight from Dubai was also diverted to Delhi as they failed to land due to very poor visibility.

The 6E 842 IndiGo flight from Delhi did not arrive because of which its departure was cancelled. Similarly, Air Vistara flight UK 880/879 also did not arrive from Delhi and Air India flight from Kullu was also cancelled.
07/08/18 Times of India

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