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Chennai floods: Airport closed due to heavy rain: Spicejet, Air India, Indigo, Jet Air ops stopped

Thu December 03 2015, 3:37 pm
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    In the wake of the torrential rainfall, authorities ordered Chennai airport closed due till the floods abate and the downpour stops. All Spicejet, Jet Airways, Indigo, Air India flights and ops have been cancelled or stopped. Not just Chennai airport, Indian Railways trains services were stopped as were bus services as both tracks and roads were submerged. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

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    In view of the water logging, Chennai Airport authorities have shut operations till 6 AM tomorrow. Chennai rains as well as those across Tamil Nadu have virtually broken a 100-year-old record with one day’s rainfall covering a month’s average have flooded areas in Vadapalani, Valasaravakkam and Nandamvakkam as nearby lakes overflowed into the city. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

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    Meanwhile, all Spicejet flights have been cancelled till tomorrow, while Jet Airways has cancelled all its flights to and from Chennai for today. Budget carrier IndiGo has announced cancellation of all flights from Chennai. “Due to heavy rains causing water logging on the Chennai runway all the inbound and outbound flights to and fro Chennai have been cancelled,” Indigo tweeted. Air India too has cancelled all flights. (Photo courtesy: ANI Twitter)

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    Spicejet flights status to Chennai was clarified by the airline through its statement today, “Due to heavy rains and flooding, operations at Chennai airport are temporarily suspended. All passengers are requested to check their flight status before leaving for the airport. All passengers are requested to update their contact information in the PNR through ‘Manage My Booking’.” (Photo courtesy: ANI Twitter)

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    The Airports Authority of India has issued a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) to all air operators in this regard, an AAI spokesperson said in New Delhi. The spokesperson said Chennai airport authorities had initially shut operations till this morning but due to incessant rains it has now decided to extend it till 6 AM tomorrow. Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is a notice containing information concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any facility, service or procedure, among others, in airspace management. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

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