Several flights cancelled, diverted from Chennai to Bengaluru due to cyclone Michaung impact

As heavy rains continued in Chennai and nearby districts under the impact of cyclonic storm Michaung, 33 flights were diverted to Bengaluru.

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Published Dec 04, 2023 | 3:33 PMUpdated Dec 04, 2023 | 3:33 PM

Several flights cancelled, diverted from Chennai to Bengaluru due to cyclone Michaung impact

As heavy rains continued to pound the Tamil Nadu capital and its nearby districts under the impact of cyclonic storm Michaung, 33 flights from Chennai were diverted to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru on Monday, 4 December.

According to officials of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) that operates KIA, both domestic as well as international flights including those of Indigo, SpiceJet, Etihad, Lufthansa and Gulf Air were diverted to the city from Chennai, where many flights have also been cancelled.

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Chennai airport closed for operations

The Chennai airport has been closed for arrival and departure operations till 11 pm on Monday due to severe weather conditions. As many as 70 flights arriving to and departing from the airport were cancelled owing to non-stop rains.

“Several flights have been diverted from Chennai to KIA. Chennai airport has also announced that they would remain closed for arrival operations for a specific period. Not just Chennai, even Tirupati, and Visakhapatnam regions have issues due to weather conditions. So, there are several delays and cancellations as well. We advise passengers to check the status of their respective flights and so far, 33 flights diverted from Chennai have landed at KIA here,” a BIAL official said.

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