Tag: Flight Diversion

Three Chennai Bound flights,Including One Domestic,Diverted

[Chennai]Three Chennai Bound flights ,Including One Domestic,Diverted .Officials Says It is Due to Heavy Rain
Three flights, including two international , were today diverted following heavy downpour,
Two international flights arriving from Frankfurt +Singapore, respectively, which were supposed to land here this morning, were diverted to Bengaluru + Tiruchirapalli, following heavy rain, officials said.
Another domestic aircraft from Pune to Chennai was also diverted to Bengaluru, they said.
Passengers waiting to board these flights were left stranded as they were diverted at the last minute, officials said.
Alternative arrangements are being made for the passengers, they added.

Flight Diversions Are Reduced With Good Governance :Ministry of Civil Aviation

Flight Diversions Are Reduced With Good Governance :Ministry of Civil Aviation
Flight Diversions Get Reduced Despite Low Visibility at IGI Airport
The flight diversions at IGI Airport, Delhi have reduced by nearly 36% despite longer duration of low visibility period this winter.
An analysis of data, from 1st December 2014 to 5th January 2015, During the current winter season, the total duration of low visibility period at IGI Airport increased and the airport witnessed total closure due to zero visibility for almost 30 hours as against 15 hours during the corresponding period last winter,But the flight diversions got reduced from 71 to 45.
This analysis shows that the overall flight operations at IGI Airport also increased during low visibility period this winter by nearly 67%, from 2808 aircraft movements (both take-off and landing) last winter to 4683 in the current season.
This has been possible with better management of flight operations wherein airlines have been asked to requisition more number of Cat 3B complaint aircraft to/from IGI Airport along with adequate number of Cat 3B trained pilots.
Operators have also been advised to reschedule flights of smaller aircraft ,between 1000 hrs to 2000 hrs, which are non-Cat 3 compliant, in case the visibility conditions are not favourable.
It is Known that India’s international air safety ranking has been slipped by International Aviation Authority Last Year