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5,000 fliers stranded due to fog

Heavy fog enveloping parts of UP, including Lucknow, not only sent the air traffic for a toss but also disrupted power supply following tripping of high power transmission lines on Monday.

As many as four Delhi flights and one Mumbai flight was canceled leaving hundreds of passengers in the lurch. Likewise, three flights to Kolkata were also delayed because of heavy fog conditions. The four flights to Delhi which got canceled because of heavy fog that enveloped the Amausi airport included S2-2121 Jet Konnect which was scheduled to depart from the Lucknow airport at 10.40 am. Likewise, 9W-2121 Jet airways, S2-3121 (Jet Konnect) and SG-518 Spice jet flight to Delhi also got canceled as visibility conditions in Lucknow and Delhi airport remained almost zero. Similarly, a Indigo flight to Mumbai also remained canceled because of heavy fog conditions in Lucknow. Airport sources said that the flight from Mumbai did not arrived at Lucknow airport because of visibility conditions. The flight was supposed to take off by 8am.

Full report here Times of India 


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