Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Cyclone Yaas: Kolkata & Bhubaneswar airports resume commercial flights

New Delhi: Kolkata and Bhubaneswar airports resumed operations on Wednesday evening. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will on Thursday decide to reopening Jharsuguda Airport for schedule commercial flights while airports in Bihar and Jharkhand will remain on alert due to Cyclone Yaas.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday evening, AAI said its chairman Sanjeev Kumar reviewed the situation at various airports in impacted areas due to the severity of the cyclone.

“Inspection of operational areas like runway surface check, communication and navigation services facilities and other ground equipment (was) carried out. After ascertaining that all facilities are okay, it has been decided to resume scheduled commercial flight operations.”

Accordingly, AAI said Kolkata and Bhubaneswar airports resumed normal functioning from 6.30 pm and 7 pm, respectively, on Wednesday.

“Decision on resuming normal flight operations at Jharsuguda to be taken after reviewing situation tomorrow. Jharkhand-Bihar airports on alert,” AAI said.

26/05/21 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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