Saturday, December 15, 2018

Season’s first: Fog delays over 100 flights at IGI airport

New Delhi: For the first time this winter, over 100 flights were delayed and another nine were diverted at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday morning owing to bad weather conditions. Officials quoted low visibility, traffic congestion and flights or pilots not being CAT compliant as reasons for the trouble.

The visibility on the runway, officials said, was worst at 50m between 7am and 9am when nine flights were diverted. “The diversions were due to reasons like the aircraft or pilot not being CAT compliant. Others include flights low on fuel or congestion due to poor visibility. Conditions started improving from 9.30am, and there was no problem in the evening,” said an airport official.

The runway visual range (RVR) gradually started to improve to 300m by 10am.

15/12/18 Times of India
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