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Air pollution: United Airlines suspends flights to Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

United Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to due to "poor air quality" in the national capital.

The US-based carrier is possibly the first airline to suspend operations to the city, citing air pollution that has worsened in recent days and has forced authorities to resort to emergency measures.

"United temporarily suspended Newark-flights due to poor air quality concerns in and currently has waiver policies in place for customers who are travelling to, from or through Delhi," an airline spokesperson said in a statement today.

The spokesperson also said the airline is monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency, and is coordinating with respective agencies.

United Airlines customers have been asked to check its website or download the mobile app for latest updates.

The carrier operates flights to Newark from Delhi and

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

First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 20:42 IST