After morning hiccups, air traffic resumes at Srinagar airport

Few flights diverted: official
Srinagar International Airport [Image for representational purpose only]
Srinagar International Airport [Image for representational purpose only] File: ANI

Srinagar, Feb 11: After morning hiccups due to snowfall and low visibility, flight operations resumed at Srinagar International airport on Saturday, officials said. While so far there were no cancellations, the morning delays caused some congestion at the airport.

“Our peak hour passenger capacity is 950. That is 450 arriving and 500 departing passengers,” Director airport Srinagar Kuldeep Singh Rishi said, adding, “A slight weather disruption with a few delays results in bunching of several flights and consequent congestion.”

Earlier, he said, visibility at the airport increased from 500M to 1000 M, allowing resumption of traffic at the airport.

The operation resumed with the arrival of Vistara (UK643) and SpiceJet (SEJ8963) flights at the airport, he added.

As reported by GNS earlier, authorities had to divert a few flights due to reduced visibility amid light snowfall this morning. The weather has now improved and snow has stopped with sunshine reported at the airport currently.

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