750 flights delayed, 19 cancelled due to dense fog in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 20: The temperature dropped in the national capital on Friday, dense fog enveloped the Delhi sky leading to delay of nearly 750 flights, cancellation of 19 and five were diverted due to the dense fog, Delhi airport officials said.
A senior airport official told PTI, "Approximately 320 departures and around 440 arrivals were delayed due to fog enveloping the airport on Friday morning."
The Delhi Airport tweeting on its official handle at 8.30 pm wrote, "While landings and takeoffs continue at Delhi airports, flights that are not CAT III A compliant may get affected. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information."
The officials earlier said to PTI that 11 departures and 8 arrivals were cancelled due to bad weather. And 5 flights were diverted at other airports on Friday morning. Officials also said visibility reduced to zero at some places in the morning.
The minimum temperature drops down to 6.4 degrees Celsius in the national capital today.