Friday, May 28, 2021

Flight operations at Patna airport suspended till 9am Friday

Patna: Fight operations to and from Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport remained disrupted for the second consecutive day on Thursday due to inclement weather under the influence of cyclone Yaas. Flight operations at the city airport were suspended after 5pm, leading to cancellation of four flights. Airport officials said the flight operations would remain suspended till 9am on Friday.

Amritsar-bound flight of Air India (AI-726) was the last aircraft that landed at Patna airport around 4.32pm on Thursday. One Air India flight (AI-764) between Delhi and Patna was diverted to Kolkata around 6.20pm while Vistara’s Delhi-bound flight (UK-715/716) was returned to Delhi from midway due to the bad weather conditions in Patna.

Airport director Bhupesh C H Negi said flight operations were stopped at Patna airport in the evening under the impact of cyclone. The situation will be reviewed before resuming flight operations,” he added.

28/05/21 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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