1. Poor visibility leads to cancellation of flights in Srinagar

Poor visibility leads to cancellation of flights in Srinagar

Air traffic at Srinagar Airport was affected for the fifth consecutive day today as no flight could operate due to poor visibility.

By: | Srinagar | Updated: November 21, 2016 1:16 PM
"All flights to and from the Srinagar International Airport have been cancelled today (Monday) due to dense fog," the officials said. (Representative Image: Reuters) “All flights to and from the Srinagar International Airport have been cancelled today (Monday) due to dense fog,” the officials said. (Representative Image: Reuters)

Air traffic at Srinagar Airport was affected for the fifth consecutive day today as no flight could operate due to poor visibility.

No flight operations took place today as the visibility was very poor, Director, Airports Authority of India (AII), Srinagar Airport, Sharad Kumar told PTI here.

Kumar said the visibility at the runway was only 600 metres leading to cancellation of all flights for the day.
The requirement (for landing and take-off) is 1.3 km, while it (visibility) was only about 600 metre.

So all the flights for the day have been cancelled, he said.

It was for the fifth consecutive day that the flight operations were affected at the airport.

The flight operations were first affected in the afternoon on Thursday.

The next day no flights operated from the airport.

On Saturday, only two flights landed at the airport which then took off and no flight operations took place at the airport yesterday as well.

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