India: Flights to UAE delayed from Delhi airport as thick fog blankets city

The airport has issued a passenger advisory, urging travellers to 'contact the airline concerned for updated flight information'

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Published: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 7:57 AM

Last updated: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 9:37 AM

A layer of thick fog shrouded Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning, causing visibility woes.

In view of the same, Delhi Airport on Wednesday issued a passenger advisory that read, "While landing and takeoffs continue at Delhi Airport, flights that are not CAT III compliant may get affected."

"Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted."

The following flights to the UAE have been affected, as per the latest information on the Delhi Airport website:

  • Delhi to Sharjah: Saudi Arabian Airlines, G9 464
  • Delhi to Dubai: Emirates, EK 513
  • Delhi to Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways, EY 211
  • Delhi to Dubai: Air India, AI 929
  • Delhi to Dubai: Spicejet, SG 011
  • Delhi to Sharjah: Air India Express, IX 135
  • Delhi to Dubai: Flydubai, FZ 442

Visuals from around different places in Delhi have shown people swarming around bonfires to keep themselves warm.

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Speaking to ANI, a resident in the Red Fort area expressed the difficulties people are facing as buses are running late and, in some parts, public vehicles are not even available owing to the chilling weather.

A shopkeeper told ANI, "We are resorting to bonfire to keep ourselves warm, and this cold will continue till February. Due to the intense fog, customers are not visiting my shop," he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, a similar situation was seen as dense fog shrouded the national capital and vast swathes of North India, significantly impacting visibility and throwing flight and train services out of gear.

Very dense fog was reported in isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Northwest Rajasthan, and eastern Uttar Pradesh, read a post on the official X handle of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

(With inputs from ANI)

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