Arrival, departure operations at Chennai airport suspended

Flights have been cancelled owing to waterlogging and strong winds; many passengers have been stranded at the airport; officials said they will take a call on night operations later in the day

December 04, 2023 10:47 am | Updated 06:58 pm IST - CHENNAI

Flights parked at the Chennai International Airport as heavy rains lashed the city due to Cyclone Michaung.

Flights parked at the Chennai International Airport as heavy rains lashed the city due to Cyclone Michaung. | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

The arrival and departure of flights at Chennai airport was cancelled till 11 p.m. on Monday because of strong winds and waterlogging in the airfield in the wake of Cyclone Michaung.

Several persons were stranded at the airport due to flight cancellations and the incessant rain on Monday.

“The water level in the Adyar river has been rising and hence there is an impact on the airfield. The water has not drained from here. The passengers will be provided with food and beverages shortly,” an official said.

Ten flights were diverted and many flights were cancelled at the airport since Sunday (December 3) night due to strong winds and downpour caused by Cyclone Michaung.  Sources said the taxiways were also waterlogged.

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