Fog disturbs normal operations at the Indira Gandhi airport

January 19th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Six flights were delayed and thirty cancelled at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday owing to zero visibility conditions and dense fog.

An Air India flight from Delhi to Muscat was diverted to Jaipur around 3:15 a.m. when the general visibility was zero and the Runway visual range (RVR) was 100 metres.

The runway visual range was 75 metres for new runway (29/11) and 100 metres for the main runway (28/10), around midnight when the visibility became minimal.

The visibility became better after 6 a.m. increasing to 100 metres and RVR to 500 metres.

However, the visibility dipped back to zero at 7:30 a.m. while the RVR kept constant at 275 metres. Some flights even operated on the expensive CAT3 B conditions.

Earlier on Sunday, fifteen flights were cancelled. Over 50 were delayed, while 23 other flights were diverted.

Due to the fog, a startling 900 flights have been delayed and 150 cancelled since December 29 at the IGI airport. (ANI)

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