Bad weather continues to affect flight schedules

Passengers were put to hardship as a total of 43 flights were delayed at the Chennai airport on Wednesday due to poor visibility following intermittent rains.

Published: 18th May 2016 10:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2016 12:05 AM   |  A+A-

AIRPORT3

CHENNAI: Passengers were put to hardship as a total of 43 flights were delayed at the Chennai airport on Wednesday due to poor visibility following intermittent rains. Flight schedules have been hit by the showers lashing the city for the last two days.

According to airport sources 19 inbound flights, including three international flights, were delayed by 15 to 30 minutes. Similarly, 24 outbound flights, including two international flights, were also delayed due to the weather. However, there was no cancellation.

Airport Authority of India, Chennai, Director Deepak Shastri said AAI has been sensitising the airlines on how to handle cancellations due to inclement weather. “We will provide them with any help if they seek. We are also geared up for any kind of situation due to the unsavoury weather conditions,” he added.

Airport authorities have ruled out any water logging in the airport. However, officials are sceptical about Chennai Metro Rail work near the airport. “The work by Chennai Metro rail near the airport boundary is going on and this could create water logging,” warned an official.

Chennai airport was closed nearly for five days after the December 1 deluge forcing the airport to look for a long term solution to make it flood-proof.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp