Over two dozen flights arriving and taking off from the Chennai airport have been cancelled after heavy rains and strong winds battered the city as cyclone Nivar approached. According to news agency ANI, the Chennai Airport in a statement said that a total of 26 scheduled flights have been cancelled.
Meanwhile, Indigo airlines has cancelled 24 flights from and to Chennai due to heavy rain triggered by the Cyclone Nivar. Cyclone Nivar, which is expected to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm” is all set to make landfall around Puducherry on Wednesday night.
26 flights -- bot arrivals and departures have been cancelled as heavy rain lashed Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar landfall. Most of them are flights using small aircraft ATR-72. In total 49 flights have been cancelled.
IndiGo flights to or from in the southern region, mainly Chennai, have been disrupted. "Forty-nine flights that were scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. We will monitor the situation and decide on the further course of action for November 26," said IndiGo.
#6ETravelAdvisory: Request all passengers to check for delays due to heavy rains in #Chennai, visit https://t.co/7sUSbAxv40 to check your flight status. We advise passengers to keep enough travel time in hand while travelling to the airport.— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) November 24, 2020
Full list of 24 flights cancelled to or from Chennai
- 6E7143 to Trichy at 7am
- 6E7183 to Tuticorin at 8.35am
- 6E7986 to Hubli at 8.40am
- 6E7228 to Tuticorin at 11.15am
- 6E7686 to Kozhikode at 11.25am
- 6E7185 to Tuticorin at 1pm
- 6E7232 to Mangalore at 1.45pm
- 6E6188 to Bengluru at 2.45pm
- 6E7208 to Vijayawada at 4.30pm
- 6E516 to Bengaluru at 7pm
- 6E7942 to Kannur at 7.10pm
- 6E7215 to Trichy at 8.35pm
Cancelled Arrivals |
- 6E7144 from Trchy at 9.55am
- 6E7184 from Tuticorin at 12.25pm
- 6E7987 from Hubli at 1.10pm
- 6E7229 from Tuticorin at 3.20pm
- 6E7186 from Tuticorin at 4.55pm
- 6E6189 from Bengaluru at 5.40pm
- 6E7139 from Mangalore at 6pm
- 6E7135 from Varanasi at 8.05pm
- 6E517 from Bengaluru to 10.20pm
- 6E7151 from Trichy at 11.25pm
- 6E7943 from Kannur at 11.30pm
For flight status, please visit https://bit.ly/2J3QWuB.
Meanwhile, the Airports Authority of India has urged passengers to contact the airline for details.
SpiceJet also issued an alert saying that the cyclone Nivar might impact flight operations from Chennai and Vijayawada and cancellations will be intimated to passengers through sms/email.
GoAir and Vistara have also issued an advisory and urged passengers to look at flight status.