Flights delayed, fliers stranded at Goa as rain lashes Mumbai | Goa Information

PANAJI: Over 20 flights have been delayed at Goa Worldwide Airport, Dabolim, on Saturday, many by over two hours, attributable to heavy rain and low visibility in Mumbai. Whereas the worst affected have been flights to and from Mumbai, some flights to Delhi and Surat have been additionally affected.
Delays started late on Friday as heavy showers started to lash the coast of Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai.
Whereas some airways selected to delay departures in direction of Mumbai airport, airborne flights have been diverted to Pune and Surat, officers stated.
“A one-hour flight from Goa to Mumbai took 3.15 hours attributable to delay however there was no announcement by the workers on responsibility on the airport, which was very irritating,” stated Harish Rajaraman, a passenger.
Flights from Goa airport indicated a mean delay of half-hour as a result of cascading impact of the backlog in flight schedules.
Vistara flight UK842, which was scheduled to take off from Goa at 1.10pm, departed for Mumbai at 3.50pm. One other Vistara flight UK773, additionally sure for Mumbai, was delayed until 4.40pm in opposition to its scheduled departure slot of two.40pm.
SpiceJet flight SG612 from Mumbai to Goa landed at 3.22am in opposition to the scheduled arrival time of 1.55pm. A few Air Asia flights from Delhi to Goa have been additionally delayed, Airports Authority of India officers stated.
Some airways knowledgeable passengers in regards to the anticipated delays attributable to heavy rain in Mumbai.

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