Friday, December 25, 2020

Fog delays 12 flights at Patna airport

Patna: About 12 flights were delayed because of low visibility caused by fog at the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport here on Thursday, making hundreds of flyers jittery as they remained stuck at the overcrowded terminal building for up to two hours.

The flight operations were disrupted due to poor visibility between 7.35am and 9.30am. The first flight of SpiceJet from Ahmedabad (SG-8719) arrived at 9.30am, instead of its scheduled time of 7.35am. The delay of morning flights impacted other flights in the afternoon as well.

The SpiceJet flight (SG- 8722) between Patna and Delhi was delayed by more than two-and-a-half hours due to poor visibility at Delhi airport. Around six flights were delayed for more than an hour, including four of SpiceJet and one each of IndiGo and GoAir, as per the information provided by the officials at Patna airport.

“All morning flights were delayed due to poor visibility. It led to consequential delays which resulted in bunching of flights in afternoon and evening,” an airport official said.

25/12/20 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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