Mumbai Airport: 30 flights cancelled, 118 delayed due to heavy rains

Due to heavy downpour, flight operations at Mumbai airport have been severely affected for the second consecutive day. On Thursday, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport announced the cancellation of 30 flights along with another 118 flights getting delayed.

According to the data available on a real-time flight tracking website, 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure.

Mumbai International Airport Airport Ltd (MIAL) have not issued an official statement yet regarding the ongoing situation. In a brief statement, MIAL said that “operations are normal”.

“IndiGo has reported cancellations. Please contact the airlines for further information,” it added.

“IndiGo suspended operations due to paucity of manpower on Wednesday night,” a source told Firstpost.

Indigo said in a statement Thursday morning that operations have resumed as per the schedule.

“There are few cancellations to stabilise the operations. Therefore, we request the passengers to check their flight status before proceeding for the airport… All affected passengers are being accommodated on alternate flights,” it said.

The Mumbai airport handles around 1,000 flight arrivals and departures per day. On Wednesday, around 20 flights were cancelled and nearly 300 delayed as heavy rain and poor visibility hit flight operations.

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