CHENNAI: A total of nine international and domestic flights were diverted to airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi due to poor visibility in the city following smog triggered by burning of Bhogi bonfires.
The poor visibility due to Bhogi was felt for more than 90 minutes and the first diversion started with Oman Air’s Muscat-Chennai flight, which was diverted to Hyderabad at 6.20 AM.
The Air India’s flight from Sharjah-Trivandrum-Chennai too was diverted to Bangalore. It was to arrive here at 7.10 AM.
The Spicejet flight from Hyderabad-Chennai was diverted to Bangalore. The flight from Kualu Lumpur to Chennai was diverted to Hyderabad. It was to arrive at 7.57 AM.
Similarly, flights from Abu Dhabi were diverted to Hyderabad. Flights from Colombo were also diverted, airport sources said.
The flights from Dubai were diverted to Bengaluru.