Chennai airport to resume partial flight operations on Dec 5

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New Delhi, Dec 4: Chennai airport, where operations were suspended till Sunday in the wake of floods, will partially resume flight operations from tomorrow morning with the runway found to be safe for landings and departures.

"Flight operations from Chennai airport will resume partially from tomorrow. The flights will operate during the day time," Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman R K Srivastava told PTI.

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The airport would open at 6 AM and flights would operate till day light is there, he said. The runway has been cleared for operations after inspections by officials and experts, another AAI official said.

On December 2, AAI had announced that the airport would be shut till December 6 after heavy rains caused flooding of the runway and nearby operational areas.

"Chennai Aerodrome has been closed up to 12 noon of the December 6, 2015. The situation is being closely monitored and any further action will be taken subject to review for resumption of services as soon as possible," the AAI, which runs the airport, had said on December 2.

On an average, Chennai airport handles 320 landings and departures. As many as 20 international airlines operates from Chennai airport apart from most of the domestic carriers.


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