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Fog delays 20 flights in Bengaluru

ANI | Updated: Jan 07, 2019 15:44 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jan 7 (ANI): Scores of passengers were left stranded and many others had to miss their connecting flights, while some even missed their business meetings and appointments as the airport authority in Bengaluru rescheduled at least 20 flights due fog on the runway.
Following the bad weather conditions, a couple of airlines such as Vistara, SpiceJet, Jet Airways and IndiGo have rolled out travel advisories urging passengers to check their flight status before heading for the aerodrome.
This had witnessed disruption in aerodrome services on Sunday after at least 50 flights were rescheduled between 6 am and 9 am which were delayed owing to bad weather.
Three flights, including a Singapore-Bengaluru IndiGo flight and Goa-Bengaluru Air India flight, were forced to divert to Chennai due to fog at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in the city.
On a related note, a thick blanket of fog also engulfed the national capital causing delay in all flights to and from the Delhi airport.
The minimum and maximum temperatures is the national capital is hovering at 8 Degree Celsius and 19 Degree Celsius, while humidity in the region throughout the day will oscillate between 95 per cent to 97 per cent, said India Meteorological Department. (ANI)