Thursday, June 13, 2019

Vayu, bad weather affect flight movements

Pune: The inclement weather conditions owing to cyclone Vayu and other factors impacted some flight movements at the city airport on Wednesday.
Vayu is expected to make landfall as a very severe cyclonic storm in the south of Veraval and Porbandar on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department said.

Airlines such as Vistara and GoAir published travel advisories for the passengers, stating that the bad weather in centres like Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad and Pune could impact the departure and arrival timings of flights. At least one Vistara flight, which was to go to Delhi from Pune, was diverted to Amritsar because of the bad weather condition in the national capital.

“Due to bad weather at Delhi, UK 998 Pune to Delhi and UK 722 Guwahati to Delhi have been diverted to Amritsar,” the airline wrote on its Twitter handle. The flight UK998 was scheduled to take off at 1:10pm, but was delayed by close to 4 hours.

IndiGo also issued two advisories— one related to the dust storm in Delhi and the other was about the bad weather conditions in Mumbai.

Two Air India flights coming to Pune from Bhopal and Goa got delayed be 2 hours and 4.30 hours, respectively, in the slot between 12pm and 3pm. In the slot between 3pm to 6pm, five flights to different destinations of various airlines saw nominal delays. An equal number of arriving flights was delayed during the same slot, sources in the airport said.
13/06/19 Times of India
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