Fog delays over 100 flights at IGI airport
A thick blanket of fog disrupted flight operations at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday night.delhi Updated: Jan 09, 2010 00:33 IST
A thick blanket of fog disrupted flight operations at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Thursday night.
Airport officials said more than 100 flights were delayed, some by almost 15 hours, and 10 flights had to be diverted. Another 34 flights had to be rescheduled or cancelled.
Visibility started deteriorating about 10 p.m. on Thursday forcing the airport authorities to adopt low visibility procedure. The procedure was terminated only after 2 p.m. on Friday.
B.S Bharti (50), a PWD engineer who was travelling to Bagdodara, said, “Flying anywhere from or to north India has become a major inconvenience.” His flight was delayed by an hour.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation convened a meeting with all agencies concerned in view of large number of disruptions/cancellation of flights.
Senior DGCA officials said the Delhi International Airport Limited has been asked to inform the ATC about non-availability of parking bays.