Fog Badly Disrupts Air Traffic, 150 Flights Affected

Published: 06th January 2014 10:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2014 10:02 AM   |  A+A-


A heavy blanket of fog forced authorities to suspend flight movement at the IGI Airport for around three hours, leading to delay and diversion of around 150 domestic and international flights today.

Between 8 PM last night and 8 AM this morning, around 150 flights, either arriving here or departing from here have been cancelled or diverted due to extremely poor visibility at the airport due to dense fog, airport officials said.

Around 51 domestic and international flights departing from here and 39 scheduled to arrive here, between 8 PM last night and 8 this morning, have been cancelled.

Also 52 incoming flights have been diverted to Amritsar, Lucknow and other destinations, they said.

A SpiceJet flight from Goa to Delhi, with 132 passengers and four crew onboard, had to make an emergency landing at around 9.50 PM as it ran short on fuel.

Lounges at the airport were packed with passengers who complained that they were not given information about the flight status.

Long queues were seen at airline counters for collection of refunds for cancelled flights or to get a seat on any early flight.


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