Chennai floods: Day-time passenger flights to operate from city airport tomorrow

By: | Updated: December 5, 2015 9:36 PM

Domestic passenger flight operations from Chennai airport, which were suspended, will resume from tomorrow morning.

Chennai airportThe runway of the Chennai Airport will be available only for day-time operations and a decision regarding full-fledged operations will be taken by the aviation regulator DGCA, Airports Authority of India said tonight. (Reuters)

Domestic passenger flight operations from Chennai airport, which were suspended, will resume from tomorrow morning.

The runway, however, will be available only for day-time operations and a decision regarding full-fledged operations will be taken by the aviation regulator DGCA, Airports Authority of India said tonight.

“Day-time all weather operations for domestic commercial flights from Chennai airport will commence from 6 am tomorrow,” the AAI said in a statement.

The AAI had decided to shut the airport till December 6 in the wake of battering rains that left the facility unusable.

“DGCA will review the situation for night operations tomorrow,” the statement said.

The AAI had yesterday declared teh runway fit for operating technical ferry and relief flights after an inspection by its staff.

Four ferry flights that were parked at Chennai Airport departed for Delhi, Mumbai and Port Blair today while one Cargo flight Singcargo B747 departed for Singapore via Bangalore.

In addition, four more flights took off from Chennai up to 1700 hours today, AAI had said in a statement earlier in the day.

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