Many flights were cancelled and diverted during wild weather in Wellington on Tuesday, but at least one airline carried on as usual. Gale-force northerly winds and heavy downpours battered the capital, grounding and diverting flights, delaying ferries and felling trees and power poles. Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines cancelled and diverted flights because of the bad weather, however, Jetstar flights carried on. Irene King, former chief executive of the Aviation Industry Association and now an independent aviation commentator, said there was a simple explanation why some airlines cancelled their flights in wild weather and others didn't. "It's just what their operating procedures permit them to do," she said. READ MORE:Extra airport security since Christchurch attacks could be rolled out nationwide, says expertTrading in second-hand air tickets flourishes, thanks to patchy airline ID checksEx-Cyclone Gita: flights disrupted around the country "Each of … [Read more...] about Ask an expert: Why weren’t all flights cancelled in wild weather?
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Srinagar: Flight operations at the Srinagar airport remained suspended for the third consecutive day on Monday as all flights to and from the Kashmir Valley were cancelled due to poor visibility caused by heavy fog, officials said. "All flights at Srinagar airport were cancelled on Monday and no flight operations took place for the third straight day," an official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said. He said the visibility at the airport was very poor due to heavy fog and the conditions were not suitable for flight operations. "The visibility at the airport has been hovering around 100 to 500 metres only while the required visibility (for flights to function) is 1,000 to 1,200 metres. So, the airline has decided to cancel all 26 flights for the day," the official said. Flight operations have been severely affected at the Srinagar airport for the past four days. On Friday, several flights were cancelled while no flight operations took place on Saturday and Sunday. A thick … [Read more...] about Flight Operations at Srinagar Airport Remain Suspended on Day 3 Due to Heavy Fog
The national flag carrier said in a press release that flights VN570 from Saigon to Taipei, VN573 from Taipei to Saigon and VN578 from Hanoi to Taipei would have their departure times delayed to 1:30 a.m., 7:15 a.m. and 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday, respectively. It also recommended passengers to stay updated on weather news and official announcements from the airline, especially passengers flying from and to airports in Taipei, Busan, Seoul, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Changzhou, all of which are affected by Mitag. Taiwan shut down its financial markets and ordered schools closed on Monday as Mitag approached its northeastern coast, while airlines cancelled more than 150 flights amid warnings of floods and high winds, Reuters reported. Mitag, categorized by Taiwan’s weather bureau at the second-strongest typhoon level, was expected to approach the coast of Yilan county with maximum winds of 162 kph (100 mph) on Monday night. "The army and authorities are on all out alert. Friends in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines delays flights to and from Taiwan amid typhoon threat
Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir closed primary schools on Monday due to adverse weather conditions as heavy fog engulfed most parts of the valley, also affecting flight operations at the Srinagar airport, officials said. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan ordered the closure of all government and private primary schools on Monday in view of the adverse weather conditions, the officials said. They said the decision was taken in view of the heavy fog which has been prevailing in the valley for the past few days. A thick layer of fog engulfed most parts of the valley for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, affecting the visibility and causing problems to the people, especially motorists. A Meteorological Department official said the foggy weather conditions in the valley would remain till Tuesday. "It is much better today (Monday) than it was yesterday (Sunday) when the foggy conditions remained throughout the day and got worse in the late afternoon. The foggy weather … [Read more...] about Primary Schools Shut, Flight Operations Disrupted as Heavy Fog Blankets Kashmir
New Delhi: The upcoming two games of Real Kashmir FC in the ongoing I-League have been cancelled due to poor weather conditions prevalent in Srinagar. Real Kashmir were scheduled to face Gokulam FC and Churchill Brothers on Thursday and Sunday at the TRC Polo Synthetic Turf Ground in the city. However, now these two matches stand cancelled as the Srinagar airport is "inoperative" at the moment due to "poor weather conditions". The Srinagar-based football club started their campaign in the ongoing competition with a 1-1 draw against East Bengal at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium in West Bengal last week. In that game, Gnohere Krizo scored for Real Kashmir while Marcos De La Espada scored for East Bengal. "With the Srinagar Airport not being operational due to poor weather conditions, Real Kashmir Football Club's first two home matches against Gokulam Kerala FC on December 12, 2019, and Churchill Brothers FC Goa on December 15, 2019, stands postponed," the AIFF said in a press release. … [Read more...] about I-League 2019-20: Srinagar Airport ‘Inoperative’, Real Kashmir FC’s Next 2 Games Cancelled
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