On Sunday, at least 50 flights scheduled between 6 am to 9 am were delayed due to foggy weather in Bengaluru, leaving passengers stranded for hours. This morning, all flights at the Delhi airport were delayed due to bad weather and poor visibility, reports source. Twenty flights arriving and departing were late in Bengaluru airport due to extreme fog.
Flights were also late in Bhopal. Not only flights but many trains were also late in north India due to thick fog and cold wave. Almost thirteen trains headed to Delhi were late.
The official Twitter handle of the Indira Gandhi International Airport says that “Fog Alert – Low Visibility Procedures have been implemented at Delhi Airport… Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for the updated flight info.” It was reported that at least up to 50 meters of visibility is required for an aircraft to land. The visibility dropped to zero meters at Palam area between 6:30 am and 7:30 am.
Airlines such as Vistara and Indigo suggested their advisors to ask the passengers to check their flight status before heading to the airport.
On Friday, 42 flights were delayed and eight were delayed at the Bengaluru airport and operations were also suspended for an hour because of poor visibility.
Jet Airways said that a few of their flights at Delhi, Bengaluru, and Bhopal have been affected due to fog. Vistara also said flight delays are expected in Bengaluru and Delhi.
7.1 degrees was recorded as the minimum temperature in Delhi. The Met department said that it will stay foggy throughout the day.
A Singapore-Bengaluru IndiGo flight and a Goa-Bengaluru Air India flight were also diverted to Chennai due to fog at Kempegowda International Airport.