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Flight Operations at Mumbai Airport Disrupted as Cyclone Biparjoy Hits Arabian Sea

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Flight Operations at Mumbai Airport Disrupted as Cyclone Biparjoy Hits Arabian Sea
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Chaotic scenes unfolded as flight operations at Mumbai Airport were disrupted due to cyclone Biparjoy. It unleashed heavy rain and gusty winds, causing flight disruptions. Passengers anxiously waited for hours, and some flights were canceled or delayed due to the inclement weather. Also, runway 09/27 operations were shifted to another runway to cope with crosswinds.

Adverse weather conditions and runway closure have disrupted flight operations at Mumbai airport, causing delays and cancellations. Several airlines including Air India and Indigo have expressed regret for the inconvenience caused and assured efforts to minimize disruptions.

IndiGo, India’s largest airline, also acknowledged the frustration of flight delays and explained that schedule changes are made only under extreme circumstances. They requested passengers’ understanding during such uncontrollable situations.

Preparations by Mumbai International Airport for Cyclone Biparjoy and Monsoon

Flight operations at Mumbai Airport were affected yesterday due to cyclone Biparjoy. And with the monsoon season setting soon, Mumbai’s CSMIA assures the public of their preparedness and adherence to safety protocols. This is to avoid delays and cancellations of domestic and international flights due to rain. They remain vigilant, ready to take necessary actions to ensure smooth operations amid inclement weather conditions.

Furthermore, CSMIA proudly announces the successful completion of recarpeting the secondary runway, boosting operational flexibility and minimizing disruptions caused by crosswinds during monsoons. Their commitment to safety and efficient flight operations remains unwavering.

Cyclone Biparjoy Likely to Make Landfall in the Next 2 Days

Coastal districts in Maharashtra were put on a ‘thunderstorm’ alert by the weather office. Lightning, moderate rain, and winds of 30-40 kmph were expected in isolated areas of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane, Palghar, and Kolhapur. Precautions were advised by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Biparjoy, now an “extremely severe cyclonic storm,” is set to make landfall on the coasts of Gujarat and Pakistan on Thursday, 15th June. Kutch, Porbandar, Gir Somnath, Jamnagar, Morbi, and Devbhumi Dwarka districts are anticipated to experience heavy rainfall and winds up to 150 kmph during June 13-15. Also, airport operations at Gujarat airports might be disrupted in the coming days. 

Flight operations at Mumbai Airport are expected to be normal soon. If you are traveling through Mumbai and booked your flight tickets with Indian Eagle, you are advised to check your flight status. You can also reach out to the Indian Eagle customer support team for assistance with your queries.

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