Sunday, February 28, 2021

Andhra Pradesh: Fog at Vijayawada airport disrupts three flights

Vijayawada: Three flight services at Vijayawada International Airport were affected due to heavy fog on Saturday morning. This is the second time fog has interrupted the landing of aircrafts at Vijayawada airport.

A SpiceJet flight service with 67 passengers from Bengaluru faced difficulty in landing. ATC at the airport initially denied permission for the landing. Officials permitted aircrafts to land when visibility improved after 8.30 am.

An Air India flight service from New Delhi was also delayed due to the fog. Despite high beam lighting on the runway, a thick layer of fog affected visibility, airport authorities said.

A Bengaluru to Vijayawada service operated by SpiceJet also faced difficulty in landing and the pilot routed the aircraft to Hyderabad in view of passenger safety.

28/02/21 Times of India

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