Thursday, June 13, 2019

Many stranded at IGI as 27 flights diverted

New Delhi: The dust storm on Wednesday affected several flight operations and left hundreds of passengers stranded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. The city was covered in thick haze leading to low visibility, especially in the evening.
An official from Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said as many as 27 flights were diverted from Delhi between 6.36pm and 7.50pm. There could be more delays in the arrival and departures, the official added.

According to the forecast, western disturbance is likely to cause thunderstorm and light rain in the coming days, which may affect flight services as well.

“The dust storm hit the airport at 6.39pm. The last arrival at was at 6.36pm, while the last departure was at 6.38pm,” the officials said.

After the storm, several airlines took to Twitter to warn the passengers. Spicejet tweeted —“#WeatherUpdate: Due to bad weather at Delhi (DEL), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. The passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status.”
13/06/19 Times of India
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