New Delhi: All flights except those of Air India from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to London’s Heathrow Airport, were cancelled in the wake of a volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Three flights, one each of Virgin Atlantic (VS-301), Kingfisher Airlines (IT-001) and Jet Airways (9W-122), to the Heathrow airport were cancelled after the flight operations there were badly affected due to ash from the volcano, an airport official said. Only Air India flight (AI-111) operated as per schedule.
“We operated our flight to London as we did not have any official information about the closure of Heathrow Airport...,” an airline official said.
Meanwhile, officials here have confirmed that in case the Heathrow Airport is closed, the flight would be diverted to either Paris or Frankfurt.
The airlines, who have cancelled the flights, have provided accommodation to their passengers.
“We have put up the passengers in hotels till we decide to operate the flight,” a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson said.
A Kingfisher spokesperson said, “We are providing full refund to those who do not wish to travel. Also we are providing the facility of rebooking without any charges to the passengers.”