64% of flight diversions from 4 metro airports due to bad weather in 2018: Govt estimates

Around 64 percent of the flights that were diverted from four metro cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai — last year were due to bad weather conditions, an official document stated.

According to estimates of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in 2018, the worst affected airport due to “bad weather” conditions was Delhi airport as 213 flights were diverted because of it.

In 2017, just 111 flights were diverted from Delhi airport due to bad weather. PTI has accessed the document containing the estimates of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Read More

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