550 IndiGo Flights Cancelled After Chennai Airport Shut Down Due To Rain

IndiGo was expected to resume its flights from Chennai around noon.

New Delhi/Chennai:

Over a thousand flights connecting Chennai were cancelled since yesterday after heavy rain due to Cyclone Michaung forced shut the city airport. While IndiGo had to cancel 550 flights, Vistara cancelled 10 flights from Chennai yesterday.

The rain has stopped and Chennai now struggles to drain the floodwaters while the cyclone has moved towards Andhra Pradesh.

Chennai airport had shut its runway for departures and arrivals yesterday due to bad weather. IndiGo resumed its flights from Chennai around noon.

Cyclone Michaung unleashed heavy torrential rain in Chennai since Sunday night, submerging the city, cancelling trains and flights. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in Andhra Pradesh shortly.

Visakhapatnam airport is currently shut.

IndiGo also cancelled 60 flights today and has 15 aircraft – 10 A-320/321 and five ATR – parked in Chennai. These aircraft were grounded after the Chennai airport was shut down due to waterlogging.



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