29-Dec-2010 1:07 PM

Indira Gandh services affected by heavy fog

India’s Indira Gandhi International Airport announced more than 200 services were either delayed, cancelled or diverted on 27-Dec-2010 after a thick fog blanketed the airport and reduced the runway visibility range to less than 50m (Press Trust of India, 27-Dec-2010). At least 30 domestic and international services were diverted while 25 others, including five international services, were cancelled and more than 150 services were delayed by up to six hours.

Meanwhile, in an effort to mitigate fog-related flight disruptions, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced aircraft that are not compliant with CAT IIIB ILS will not be allowed to land in Delhi Airport before 10am during low-visibility conditions (India Today, 27-Dec-2010).