Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Cyclone Nivar: 26 flights cancelled after heavy rains batter Chennai

Over two dozen flights arriving and taking off from the Chennai airport have been cancelled after heavy rains and strong winds battered the city as cyclone Nivar approached. According to news agency ANI, the Chennai Airport in a statement said that a total of 26 scheduled flights have been cancelled. 

Meanwhile, Indigo airlines has cancelled 24 flights from and to Chennai due to heavy rain triggered by the Cyclone Nivar. Cyclone Nivar, which is expected to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm” is all set to make landfall around Puducherry on Wednesday night.

26 flights -- bot arrivals and departures have been cancelled as heavy rain lashed Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar landfall. Most of them are flights using small aircraft ATR-72. In total 49 flights have been cancelled.

IndiGo flights to or from in the southern region, mainly Chennai, have been disrupted. "Forty-nine flights that were scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. We will monitor the situation and decide on the further course of action for November 26," said IndiGo.

Meanwhile, the Airports Authority of India has urged passengers to contact the airline for details.

SpiceJet also issued an alert saying that the cyclone Nivar might impact flight operations from Chennai and Vijayawada and cancellations will be intimated to passengers through sms/email.

25/11/20 India TV

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