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Flight operations normal at IGI

PTI  New Delhi, January 05, 2013
First Published: 14:36 IST(5/1/2013) | Last Updated: 14:37 IST(5/1/2013)

Operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Saturday largely remained unaffected even as the airport witnessed fog in the wee hours.

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Only one flight was delayed due to weather at Delhi.

However, 15 flights were delayed and another five cancelled due to operational reasons and bad weather at destination, an airport official said.

Fog started to descend at the airport around midnight last night and runway visibility dropped to 25 metres around 2am on the third runway (29/11).

Visibility dropped to 225 metres on the main runway (28/10) around 3am and remained so for about an hour after which started to improve on both the runways.

Runway visibility improved to more than 2000 metres on runway 28/10 by 5.20am and on third runway from 5.50am, so there was no affect on operations as most of the domestic departures begin from 6am, they said.

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