Saturday, 16 June 2018

Bad weather in prompts cancellation of flights


16/6/2018
PUNE: Two flights to Chandigarh - one each of Air India and Jet Airways - were cancelled on Friday because of poor visibility and dust there.

An official of Air India said, “The flight (AI-814) from Pune to Chandigarh was slated to take off at 12.20 pm. The same aircraft flies from Mumbai to Chandigarh earlier and comes to Pune. After taking off from Mumbai, the plane hovered above Chandigarh for close to 45 minutes. All attempts to land the aircraft in Chandigarh failed and the flight was diverted to Delhi. The decision to cancel the Pune-Chandigarh flight was taken thereafter. On Thursday, the flight was diverted to Delhi.”

The Jet Airways flight to Chandigarh was set to take off from Pune at 11.40am. “It was cancelled because of the weather conditions in Chandigarh,” an airport official told pune-news.com. The airline said an alert was sent to the passengers beforehand and were given alternative options, including refunds.

A total of 26 Chandigarh-bound flights from across the country were cancelled on Friday because of poor visibility and dust there for the second consecutive day.

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