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3 days in a row: Bad weather in Delhi hits flight operations; many delayed

Several flights were affected at the airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Dense fog shrouds Delhi (early morning visuals from ITO area). Photo: ANI

Several flights were affected at the airport in Delhi on Friday with many of them getting delayed and some being cancelled, as bad weather caused poor runway visibility conditions.

Besides, there were diversions of two international flights. One flight from Paris was diverted to while an Oman Air flight from Muscat was diverted to Jaipur, airport officials said.

Scores of flights were delayed on account of poor runway visibility while some were cancelled in the early morning hours. Most arrivals were unaffected, the officials added.

Airport authorities implemented low visibility procedures.

On Thursday, more than 100 flights were delayed due to in the morning apart from 16 cancellations for "other reasons".

A total of more than 200 arrivals and departures of flights were affected on account of weather as well as "other reasons".

The International (IGI) airport here, busiest in the country, handles around 1,100 movements per day.

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 11:57 IST