Monday, May 17, 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Flights Of Vistara, IndiGo Likely To Be Impacted

On Saturday, May 15, Vistara and IndiGo airlines issued travel advisories stating that some of their ights are likely to be impacted due to the cyclone Tauktae.

"Due to the adverse weather conditions expected over the Arabian Sea, ights to and from Chennai, Thiruvanathapuram, Kochi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Goa and Ahmedabad are likely to be impacted till May 17, 2021," stated an advisory issued by Vistara.

IndiGo also issued a travel advisory stating that ights to and from Kerala's Kannur.

The airline tweeted, "Travel Advisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, ights to/from Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B to opt for alternate options or get a refund."

This came after a day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday night, May 14, had informed that the low-pressure area over the Arabian Sea near Lakshwadeep had intensied into a deep depression and will intensify into a cyclonic storm in the following 12 hours.

"Deep Depression intensied into a Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" (pronounced as Tau'Te) over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast and east-central the Arabian Sea: Cyclone watch for south Gujarat and Diu coasts", the IMD had tweeted.

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