Thursday, November 21, 2019

Low visibility hits operations at Shirdi airport

Pune: Low visibility has affected operations at the Shirdi airport since November 14, resulting in cancellation of 196 flights of various airlines.

"We understand that many passengers are inconvenienced. But under such circumstances, it is difficult to pinpoint a date when the services will start. Not just the scheduled flights, the operation of unscheduled chartered flights has been affected too," a source said.

Shirdi airport director Deepak Shastri told TOI that the Shirdi airport currently has visual flight rules (VFR) facility at present. "This means that the airport currently requires a minimum visibility of up to 5,000 metres to operate an aircraft. However, the visibility factor is less than 3,000 metres for over a week now," he said.
21/11/19 Joy Sengupta/Times of India
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