Sunday, September 12, 2021

Dubai-Delhi flight diverted to SVPI

Ahmedabad: Adverse weather conditions in Delhi triggered by heavy rainfall and temporary flooding of IGI airport, hampered several flights to and from the city. A Delhi-bound flight from Dubai was diverted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport here on Saturday.

The flight landed at SVPI around 8.45am and departed after a few hours, airport sources said. The flight which was scheduled to be in Delhi around 9.05am reached much later, after the weather cleared.

A total of 15 flight departures were delayed from the SVPI airport on Saturday, said sources. These included seven North India-bound flights – five to Delhi and two to Varanasi and Amritsar.

Three international flight departures were also delayed by around 50 minutes. These include flights to London, Dubai and Sharjah. That apart, flights to Goa, Patna and Mumbai were also delayed. Sources confirmed that flight movements were hampered due to operational and rotational constraints triggered by bad weather conditions.

Four flights to Goa, Chennai, Delhi and Udaipur were cancelled from the city airport due to operational reasons, according to sources.

12/09/21 Times of India

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