All flights to and from the city have been suspended for the time being at the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata as a severe storm with a wind speed of 80 km per hour hit the city, airport sources said.
All flights including domestic and international ones are being diverted to different routes since 2 pm as low visibility at the runway is making it difficult for planes to land and take off, sources said.
A total of seven domestic flights have either been sent back to their place of origin or have been diverted to other airports of Aizawl, New Delhi and Mumbai, they said.
International flights like those from Bangkok and Dhaka were also diverted, sources said.
The main runway, which was shut down for repairs, was also put to use as the situation worsened since morning.