Cyclone Yaas: Kolkata airport temporarily suspends operations

26 May 2021 by Anithya Balachandran
Indian aviation

Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is shut from 0830 hours until 1945 hours today, due to Cyclone Yaas.

Air India, Indigo, and Spicejet have issued a travel advisory on the same.

Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPI) in Bhubaneswar has also suspended its operations. The airport said, “In view of the weather warning by India Meteorological Department over Cyclone Yaas, flight operations at BPI Airport, Bhubaneswar will be suspended from 2300 hours of May 25, 2021, to 0500 hours of May 27, 2021.

Odisha’s Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda to remain shut until 0745 hours of May 27, 2021. Durgapur and Rourkela airports to also be closed today.

Commenting on the flight disruption caused due to the cyclone, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) said, “In light of the developments around Cyclone Yaas in the Bay of Bengal, CSMIA has witnessed the cancellation of flights between Mumbai to Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.

“Approximately six flights, consisting of three arrivals and three departures, have been cancelled so far. Flights to other regions continue to operate on schedule. Passengers are requested to contact their respective airlines to check the schedule in advance.”

Airports Authority of India stated that the closure will be reviewed as per the weather, and airports have been directed to carry restoration to restart operations as soon as possible.

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