Monday, November 04, 2019

37 flights diverted, 550-plus delayed at Delhi airport due to smog

Low visibility due to heavy smog disrupted flight operations at the Delhi airport on Sunday, with 37 flights diverted to other airports and more than 250 departures and 300 arrivals delayed, officials said.

An airport official said the visibility improved around 3.30 pm.
Due to low visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), 37 flights were diverted between 9 am and 1 pm to places like Jaipur, Amritsar, Lucknow and Mumbai, the airport officials said.

A senior government official said more than 250 departures and 300-plus arrivals at the Delhi airport were delayed due to heavy smog.

While Air India said it had diverted 12 flights since 9 am, Vistara said it had diverted five flights after 10 am due to the smog.

IndiGo and AirAsia India told PTI that they diverted five and two flights, respectively.
03/11/19 India Today
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