Monday, January 31, 2022

Thick fog delays flight services at Vij airport

Vijayawada: Fog affected the movement of aircraft at Vijayawada International Airport on Monday. A thick layer of fog covered the city till 10 am making it difficult for the landing and take-off of aircraft. Delhi-Vijayawada Air India flight and Bengaluru-Vijayawada Indigo flight faced difficulty in landing for more than one hour.

Air India flight took three rounds in the air as the runway visibility was low. Delay in landing also scared the passengers. At one point in time, Air India decided to land the flight at Rajahmundry airport. But visibility improved after 9.30 am and the landing of aircraft resumed.

Earlier, airport director Rama Rao said they were closely monitoring the situation and taking inputs from IMD over the fog and other weather conditions.

Meanwhile, passengers became restless due to the delay in arrival and take-off of flights. A few of them had arguments with the airline’s officials.

31/01/22 Times of India

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