Bangalore flights disrupted by fog

Two flights to Bangalore, one from London and another from Mumbai, were diverted to Chennai airport Thursday morning due to bad weather conditions at Bangalore.

The British Airways flight from London and the Indian Airlines flight from Mumbai were supposed to land at Bangalore airport at around 0600 hours. After the weather conditions became better at Bangalore airport, the flights left for Bengaluru from Chennai at around 0715 hours.

Quoting a Times of India report, a BIA spokesperson said, “There were no arrivals at all for three hours between 5.30 am and 8.30 am. There were only three departures from BIA on Thursday. Two flights, one from Mumbai and the other from London were diverted owing to the fog.”

The new Bengaluru International Airport has a Category I ILS system, the same as in the old HAL airport. There has been a historical disruption of morning flights during the winter season.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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