Friday, July 03, 2020

Tuticorin airport handles its first night flight

Tuticorin : A week after obtaining the 3C IFR licence to operate flights under all weather conditions and at night, the 28-year-old Tuticorin airport had its first night operation on Friday.
A IndiGo plane from Chennai with 42 passengers on board landed here at 6.23 pm. It took off from Tuticorin at 7pm with 31 passengers.
Interestingly, it was an unscheduled event as the flight was to land at Tuticorin around 3pm. The plane could not land here due to dust storm.
The plane was diverted to Trichy, where it landed at 3.30pm. It took off from Trichy at 5.37pm after the weather was conducive.

When the flight landed at the Tuticorin airport, passengers were received by airport director N Subramanian, airport manager Jayaraman and airport fire officer B Ganesh.
03/07/20 M K Ananth/Times of India
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