Heavy fog in north India severely disrupts flight operations in city
MUMBAI: Not a single flight originating from Delhi arrived in Mumbai until noon on Friday, disrupting the entire day’s schedule at the city airport as passengers waiting to fly out witnessed two- to three-hour delays. In all, 19 inbound and outbound flights were cancelled at the city airport, while 29 arrivals and 37 departures were delayed.
Hundreds of Mumbai - bound fliers were also stranded at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport as the runway visibility there dropped below 75 metres, said officials.
Around 12:40pm, a flight each operated by Indigo Airlines and Vistara were the first to arrive in Mumbai, said ATC officials.
The scale of disruption was huge as air traffic between Mumbai and Delhi accounts for almost six out of ten domestic flights operated daily in India, making it one of busiest air corridors in the world.
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