Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Fog in summer onset: Three flights diverted from Surat

Surat: A total of three domestic flights were diverted from Surat Airport on Monday due to dense fog. All three flights were coming to the city from New Delhi. Two flights were diverted to Ahmedabad while one was diverted to Vadodara airport.

The flight operations normalized after 9.04 am as the visibility improved, said airport officials. Delhi Surat flights of Air India and Spice Jet were diverted to Ahmedabad while Indigo flight was diverted to Vadodara. The diverted flights were brought back to the city airport later in the day.

The disruption in flight operations due to fog at the onset of summer season that too at the city airport, which is equipped with Instrument Landing System, led to discussion on social media among airport activists.

“The flight operations were affected due to poor visibility and three flights were diverted to other airports. After 9.04 am the flight operations was normal,” said Aman Saini, airport director.

23/03/21 Times of India

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