Due to dense fog and poor visibility in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), flight movements across north India have been severely affected. NCR is a central planning region that covers the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi and some districts surrounding it from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
As per industry reports, around three flights have been diverted from Delhi airport. Indian carriers like Indigo, Spicejet and Vistara have took to their Twitter accounts to inform passengers about the respective flight delays and disruptions.
The Interglobe Aviation led Indigo has released an official statement which reads, “owing to the dense fog in north India our flights have been impacted across all of India. We will continue to review the situation and provide real time updates on our social platforms.
“We request passengers to check the flight status before leaving home and reach out to our customer care numbers (9910383838 / 01246173838) for queries.”
Another Indian low-cost carrier, Spicejet’s servics in Delhi, Kishangarh (Rajasthan) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) have been affected.
Likewise, Vistara tweeted:
Delhi airport has announced that Category II and Category IIIA compliant aircraft and pilots are able to operate.
Category II means a precision instrument approach and landing with a decision height lower than 200 feet (60 meters) but not lower than 100 feet (30 meters) and a Runway visual(RVR) range of not less than 350 meters.
Category IIIA is a precision instrument approach and landing with a decision height lower than 100 feet (30 meters) or no decision height, and a RVR of not less than 200 meters.
Delhi airport tweeted: