More than 140 flights were delayed and 7 cancelled on Friday as poor runway visibility in the morning disrupted operations at IGI airport here. This is the second consecutive day when more than 100 flights have been impacted by bad weather at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport even as authorities implemented low visibility procedures. As many as eight departing flights were cancelled, seven of them due to weather conditions, and two were diverted, airport officials said. According to them, little over 140 flights were delayed and out of them 94 were due to weather conditions that resulted in poor runway visibility in the morning hours. As many as 47 were delayed on account of “other reasons”.
At least two international flights were diverted in the morning. One Air India flight from Paris was diverted to Mumbai while an Oman Air flight from Muscat was diverted to Jaipur, as per the officials. Over 100 flights were delayed yesterday as well due to dense fog in the morning apart from 16 cancellations for “other reasons”.
With around 1,100 flight movements per day, IGI airport is the busiest aerodrome in the country.