Flight operation remains suspended at Srinagar airport

2000-nSrinagar, (IANS) Flight operations to and from Srinagar international airport were adversely affected for the third consecutive day on Tuesday due to foggy weather.

“Two morning flights and six afternoon flights have been cancelled today (Tuesday), a few Srinagar bound flights those have already landed at Jammu airport have, however, been asked to wait for clearance to take off for Srinagar depending on improvement in visibility,” an airport official told IANS.

Morning visibility was said to be only 600 metres at the airport.

Flight operations at the Srinagar airport were first impacted on last Thursday. Air traffic has since remained more or less suspended, with the exception of two flights landing and then taking off on Saturday.

The airport has instrument landing system (ILS), but sources said the same needs up gradation to ensure flight operations during poor visibility.

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