Air Force exercises for Republic Day will affect flight operations to and from New Delhi — for a little more than an hour — till January 26. However, there will be no change in flight schedules on January 25 as the air force exercise will not be held that day.
The exercises, which kicked off on Saturday, will be held every day till January 24 and on January 26 — between 11 am and 12.15 pm. Civilian aircraft will not be allowed to fly over Delhi air space during the period, leading to rescheduling of some flights.
Though most airlines are yet to change their schedules, Jet Airways has rescheduled some flights to avoid passenger inconvenience. Indian Airlines and Air Deccan spokespersons said they were yet to reschedule their flights. Officials of other airlines could not be reached.
Jet flights in several other domestic sectors have also been rescheduled as well as their operations in the Kathmandu and London sectors. Kingfisher Airlines has also rescheduled a few of its flights connecting Delhi on January 21.