On Wednesday, a thick layer of fog blanketed Delhi again, disrupting as many as 100 flights.
“Over 100 flights have been delayed or diverted due to bad weather (fog) for three days,” a Delhi airport official told ANI.
While congestion was being tackled at New Delhi’s airport, dense fog blanketed most parts of north India during the busy year-end holiday season.
On Wednesday, poor visibility in the northern parts of the country disrupted flight movements once again.
The Delhi airport official says some airlines haven’t deployed their CAT-III-compliant pilots yet, which is another reason for the delays.
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) told passengers on Tuesday to check their flight status with their airline since flights at Delhi airport were only CAT-III compliant.
It’s still landing and taking off at Delhi airport, but flights that aren’t CAT-III compliant may be affected. Passengers should contact their airline for updated flight info.
With the CAT-III Instrument Landing System (ILS), you can land safely in low visibility. With CAT III-B ILS, you can land with a runway visual range of up to 50m and a 15m decision height.
Over 18 flights were delayed till noon at Delhi Hawai Adda, mostly bound for north Indian cities. Arrivals are on time, though.
West Bengal’s Bagdogra airport was affected by dense fog for around six hours on Tuesday. Hundreds of passengers were inconvenienced by the disruption.
Vistara, SpiceJet, and IndiGo apologized for delays and diversions on Tuesday.
We’re trying our best to minimize the inconvenience caused by the early morning fog in Delhi,” IndiGo said on Tuesday.