Mumbai: Rain delays flights ops by 30 mins, 3 services diverted

Flight operations at the city airport were delayed by 30 minutes and three services had to be diverted due to incessant rain that has been lashing since late on Thursday evening.

"The airport is operational but the flights are delayed by 30 minutes," a spokesperson for the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) said. One flight each of Indigo and Jet Airways had to be diverted to Ahmedabad, while a Go Air flight had to be sent to Vadodara, she said.

The delays are due to "ATC congestion" as the rain has affected flight timings. As for the visibility, the spokesperson said, it is at a comfortable 800-1,000 metres at present which can support flight operations.

A visibility of less than 500 metres can affect flight operations, she said. The CSIA, which includes both the domestic as well as international terminals, is one of the busiest in the country as it serves the financial capital.

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