Monsoon hits Mumbai airport operations

3 Jul 2019 by Business Traveller India
Monsoon hits Mumbai airport runway

Continuous rains in Mumbai have disrupted flight operations with the main runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) being closed and a second one being used for flight operations. According to PTI, “As many as 52 flights were cancelled and another 55 diverted to nearby airports due to the inclement weather and skidding of a SpiceJet aircraft at Mumbai airport on Monday night.”

“A Spicejet flight from Jaipur carrying 167 passengers and crew overshot the runway at Mumbai after landing amid heavy rains. Efforts are underway to remove the Boeing 727 aircraft and restore operations as early as possible,” PTI reported.

CSIA Mumbai tweeted

Domestic airlines have taken to social media to warn travellers about the delays and cancellations taking place due to heavy rains and air congestion at the Mumbai airport.

Airlines tweeted:

Heavy rains are expected to continue till July 5,2019 reports Skymet Weather

Passengers are advised to check the flight status and be alert before setting out for the airport.

Natasha Nitturkar 

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