Foggy weather forces flight operations to remain suspended in Srinagar

Written by: IANS
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Srinagar, Nov 22: Foggy weather forced flight operations to and from Srinagar international airport to remain suspended for the third consecutive day on Tuesday.

"Two morning flights and six afternoon flights have been cancelled today (Tuesday), a few Srinagar bound flights those have already landed at Jammu airport have, however, been asked to wait for clearance to take off for Srinagar depending on improvement in visibility," an airport official told IANS.


Morning visibility was said to be only 600 metres at the airport.

Flight operations at the Srinagar airport were first impacted on last Thursday. Air traffic has since remained more or less suspended, with the exception of two flights landing and then taking off on Saturday.

The airport has instrument landing system (ILS), but sources said the same needs up gradation to ensure flight operations during poor visibility.


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