Dhaka: Poor visibility in the Chennai airport caused by unexpected fog forced authorities to divert seven flights away from the airport yesterday morning.
The fog also delayed several other domestic and international flights.
The diverted flights included a Spice Jet flight from Hyderabad to Chennai, a Go Air flight from Mumbai to Chennai, Air India flights from Sharjah and Mumbai to Chennai, an Air Asia flight from Kuala Lampur to Chennai, an Emirates flight from Dubai and Indigo flight from Pune.
Several airlines took to Twitter to apologise to passengers and explain the delay. However, customers pointed out that boarding staff were initially unresponsive and not forthcoming with information on the delay.