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Flights resume at Srinagar airport as weather improves

Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport at Srinagar. [Photo: WikiMedia/Mettle30.]

Srinagar: After morning halt due to snowfall and reduced visibility, flight operations to and fro resumed at Srinagar International airport on Saturday. So far, there were no cancellations, however, the morning delays caused some congestion at the airport, officials said.

“Our peak hour passenger capacity is 950, which means 450 arriving and 500 departing passengers,” Director airport Srinagar Kuldeep Singh Rishi told GNS, adding, “A slight weather disruption with a few delays results in bunching of several flights and consequent congestion.”

Earlier, he said, visibility at the airport increased from 500M to 1000 M, allowing resumption of the air traffic at the airport.

The operations resumes with the arrival of Vistara (UK643) and SpiceJet (SEJ8963) at the airport, he added.

The authorities had to divert a few flights due to reduced visibility amid light snowfall this morning. The weather has now improved and snow has stopped with sunshine reported at the airport currently.

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