Thursday, January 03, 2019

Lucknow: Morning flights take off at noon as fog hits air travel

Lucknow: If you need to reach Delhi by evening then book a morning flight instead of one in afternoon, as most are late by around four hours due to fog. As a result, afternoon flights have been taking off in evening.

On Thursday, arrivals and departures of over a dozen flights to Delhi were delayed by over four hours. As per Airports Authority of India officials, flight operations will be hit till foggy conditions prevail in northern region.

Flight 6E423 Lucknow-Delhi IndiGo Airlines was scheduled to depart at 10.30am, but took off around 3 pm. Similarly, 9W647 Lucknow-Delhi Jet Airways flight was scheduled to depart at 11am, but left at 3.30pm.

Flight XY6647 Lucknow-Delhi Flynas was also scheduled to depart at 11 am, but got delayed and took off at 3.30pm (4.30 hours late), whereas flight AI991 Air India was scheduled to depart at 2 pm but took off at 6pm.
03/01/19 Urooj Khan/Times of India