Srinagar- As many as 42 flights were cancelled on Tuesday, the very first day of snowfall in Srinagar, leaving hundreds of fliers disappointed at the international airport.
“The flights which were scheduled to operate to and fro Srinagar international airport were cancelled due to poor visibility amid rains and snowfall,” Kuldeep Singh, Director Srinagar International Airport told Kashmir Observer.
“The runway has been cleared and the flights are operating now,” he added.
Singh further said there if the weather conditions permit, flight operations at the airport will be smooth tomorrow. He said all the passengers whose flights were cancelled due to bad weather today, will be adjusted tomorrow and the day after.
He said that the Srinagar international airport had all the necessary facilities but due to certain limitations, flights had to be cancelled.
“After all this is an aircraft. Security is more important, rather than operational flight. If the visibility is poor, you can’t land the flights,” he added.
He further added, except for some days of bad weather, Kashmir witnessed good weather for the operation of flights.
“And for that we have enough facilities,” he added.
Meanwhile, the airport management in a post on its official Twitter handle said “The passengers of the cancelled flights shall be rescheduled in the next available flight of the concerned airlines. There will be no extra charges for rescheduling. The passengers may also opt for full refund at their convenience,” it said.
“All the passengers of the cancelled flights shall be rescheduled in the next available flight of the concerned airlines,” it said, adding, “There will be no extra charges for rescheduling. The passengers may also opt for full refund at their convenience.”
Among those cancelled include all Indigo flights (13), Spicejet (6) and Vistara(3).
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