The season to enjoy some bitesize snacks by a bonfire isn’t over yet, at least not in Delhi. Delhi’s weather continues to be troublesome, especially for the airlines. On Sunday, flights got delayed yet again at Indira Gandhi International Airport due to low visibility as the fog blanketed over. In light of this, Delhi Airport has issued an advisory for flights that don’t comply with CAT III to be affected because of low visibility. CAT III or Category III compliant flights can autoland and have autothrottles. This simply means that such flights can land in low or even zero-visibility situations.
Another reason for the disruption was the congestion at the Delhi Airport. Data from FlightRadar24 revealed that there was an average delay of 65 minutes in departures. The delayed departures were to Varanasi, Gwalior, Patna, Kanpur, Shirdi, and Srinagar. While the departures faced a delay, the arrival flights in Delhi were delayed by an average of 5 minutes. The arrivals were from Bangkok, Kathmandu, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Paris, and London.