Monday, March 22, 2021

Fog in start of summer: Three flights diverted from Surat

Surat: A total of three domestic flights were diverted from Surat Airport on Monday due to 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 were normal after 9.04 am as the visibility improved, said airport officials. The diverted flights were brought back to the city airport. It was a point of discussion on social media among airport activists that even during the start of summer fog can disrupt flight operations at the city airport that is equipped with Instrument Landing System.

Delhi Surat flights of Air India, Spice Jet were diverted to Ahmedabad while Indigo flight was diverted to Vadodara.

"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.

22/03/21 Yagnesh Bharat Mehta/Times of India

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