Heavy fog in north In­dia se­verely dis­rupts flight op­er­a­tions in city

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Soub­hik Mi­tra soub­hik.mi­tra@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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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