Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Fifty flights delayed, two cancelled at SVPI airport

Ahmedabad: People headed to meet friends and loved ones or just to party for New Year’s Eve were in for a massive disappointment on Monday, as some 50 flight departures were delayed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport in the city. After parts of northern India came under a dense fog, poor visibility at various airports caused flights to be either cancelled, delayed or diverted.
Two flights from Ahmedabad, to Hyderabad and Bengaluru, were cancelled, leaving passengers in a tizzy. Alternative flights could not be arranged due to time constraints and operational issues triggered by the weather.

SVPI airport handled a total of seven flight diversions on Monday, besides its regular complement of 250-odd flights. “Five Jaipur-bound flights, from Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, were diverted to the city. Two Delhi-bound flights, from Bengaluru and Mumbai, were also diverted here,” said a source in the airport.

All diversions handled at SVPI airport were between 8am and 11am and flights began departing at 10am, with the last diverted flight departing at 2.30pm.

31/12/19 Times of India 
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