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Flight services at Calcutta airport resume after 21 hours of suspension in view of Cyclone Remal

The first plane to depart on Monday was IndiGo’s Calcutta-Port Blair flight at 8.59 am, while the first one to land in the city was SpiceJet’s flight from Guwahati

PTI Calcutta Published 27.05.24, 11:01 AM
Waterlogging at the Calcutta Airport due to rainfalls ahead of the landfall of the Cyclone 'Remal', in Calcutta on Sunday.

Waterlogging at the Calcutta Airport due to rainfalls ahead of the landfall of the Cyclone 'Remal', in Calcutta on Sunday. PTI

Flights services from the Calcutta airport resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for 21 hours in view of the cyclone Remal, an official said.

The first plane to depart on Monday was IndiGo’s Calcutta-Port Blair flight at 8.59 am, while the first one to land in Calcutta was SpiceJet’s flight from Guwahati. It landed at 09.50 am, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) top official said.

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Check-in was on for some other flights, the official said.

The last flight to depart from Calcutta airport on Sunday was at 12.16 pm.

Though the process of resuming flight operations has begun, it will take some more time for the situation to become normal, sources at the airport said.

The cyclone which made landfall around midnight on Sunday brought heavy rain in the southern part of West Bengal, including Calcutta.

The authorities of Calcutta airport have decided to suspend flight operations for 21 hours from Sunday noon in view of the possible impact of cyclone Remal.

The precautionary measure was taken after a meeting of the stakeholders of the NSCBI Airport here on Saturday, the official said.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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