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Downpour, winds disrupt flights in Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Flights to and from the NSC Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) here were disrupted because of overnight rain accompanied by strong winds.

"While some domestic flights from the city to other destinations were cancelled due to inclement weather, some incoming flights were diverted to different airports after they failed to land here amid gusty wind," NSCBIA Director Dikshit told PTI.


He said details were still coming in about the cancellation and diversion of flights.

"We hope that operation of flights will become normal after the weather condition improves," he said."

National carrier said five of its incoming flights could not land at the airport here because of gusty winds and were diverted to other destinations.

However, departure of all morning flights from here was normal till 8 am and there was no cancellation of flights by AI, a spokesman said.

While Delhi-and Delhi-flights were diverted to and Ranchi respectively, a flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala. A flight from Silchar to had to land at Guwahati and a flight from Agartala to had to go back to Agartala, the AI spokesperson said.

Only a flight from Hyderabad to could land here this morning, he said.

Some private airlines cancelled their flights, airport sources said.

"Jet Aiways had to cancel some flights from and five incoming flights had to be diverted to other destinations," the sources said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 17:22 IST
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