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Before leaving home to catch a flight from Delhi airport, it is better to check flight status.
Before leaving home to catch a flight from Delhi airport, it is better to check flight status.

Delhi airport flights delayed due to fog. Check flight status before leaving

  • SpiceJet and IndiGo has advised flyers to check flight status before leaving home
  • Delhi airport authorities said flight operations have been impacted due to fog

NEW DELHI : As a layer of dense fog enveloped Delhi, several flights flying in and out of the Delhi international airport have either been delayed or diverted to other nearby airports. Delhi Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport authorities said due to the ongoing bad weather, flight operations at Delhi airport are affected.

"All CAT-II compliant pilots are able to operate. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted," the airport advisory said. ANI reported that at least five flights have been diverted and 12 flights are running late due to low visibility.

While takeoffs and landings continue, some flights are impacted due to crew operational limitations because of the fog.

Budget airline IndiGo has issued an advisory asking all all passengers to check for delays and even cancellations due to poor visibility in Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Bagdogra and Guwahati airports. IndiGo flight status can be checked on their website here by entering your flight details.

SpiceJet said due to poor visibility at the Delhi airport, all departures, arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. "Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status," the airline said. SpiceJet customers can check flight status on its website here.

Visibility was zero at Palam and 300 metres at Safdarjung, at 5.30 am. Later, visibility improved at Palam (50 metres) but dipped by another 100 metres at Safdarjung around 8.30 am, a meteorological department official said.

The weather department has forecast a partly cloudy day with 'cold to severe cold conditions' in Delhi as the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 16 degrees Celsius.

(Agencies inputs)

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