Thursday, November 14, 2019

Smog in Delhi delays flights in Chennai

Chennai: The smog in Delhi and the resultant air congestion in the national capital and in Mumbai have impacted flight schedules in the city on Wednesday. Around 10 flights to Delhi were delayed while total 20 flights including departures and arrivals to other destinations too suffered because of the cascading effect.
An airport official said congestion in the national capital and in Mumbai affected domestic schedules at many airports. However, there were no disruption in Delhi because of the smog, only delays.
Of the ten flights, five departures were between 6am and 1pm. As these flights left late, other routes the aircraft were supposed to fly also suffered delays. In Chennai, morning flights to Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Jaipur and in the evening a flight to Coimbatore and Madurai were delayed from 30minutes to an hour. Four flights to Bengaluru, two to Mumbai, two to Kochi, one to Kolkata and one to Jaipur were delayed.
14/11/19 Times of India
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