Monday, May 23, 2022

Delhi Rains: Chaos at IGI Airport as 140 Flights Delayed, 19 Diverted; Advisory Issued For SpiceJet & IndiGo Flyers

New Delhi: Flyers at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport had to face a harrowing time as more than 100 flights were delayed on Monday morning owing to the heavy rains and thunderstorms in the city. If reports are to be believed, nearly 140 flights have been delayed— 90 at the departure terminal and 44 at arrivals. Furthermore, airport sources asserted that operations of 20 flights have been impacted by more than an hour. On the other hand, the capital city also faced prolonged power cuts and traffic jams due to the torrential downpour since morning. Many commuters were stuck on roads and waterlogging led to traffic snarls. Several trees were uprooted during the storm.Also Read - Delhi Rains Affect Flight Departures, Arrivals at IGI Airport, Traffic Snarls Likely. Deets Inside

Speaking to MoneyControl, an official aware of the development said that 4 international and 16 domestic have been delayed for more than an hour. Besides, several flights have been diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Amritsar due to bad weather in Delhi.

“Due to bad weather, flight operations at Delhi Airport are affected. Passengers are requested to get in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information,” the Delhi airport said in a tweet as waterlogging scenes were also reported at the runway of the airport.

Meanwhile, several airlines such as SpiceJet, IndiGo and Vistara have issued advisories asking flyers to check their flight status before heading to airport to avoid any inconvenience.

“Due to bad weather in Delhi (DEL), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected. Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via,” budget carrier SpiceJet tweeted.


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