Bhubaneswar: Two Chennai-bound flights have been cancelled from Bhubaneswar because of an ensuing cyclone and rain that wreaked havoc in parts of Tamil Nadu, Airport authorities informed.
Chennai airport has remained closed since morning in view of cyclone. NOTAM (notice to airmen) was also issued, which will remain in force till 11 pm tonight. So, two Indigo flights to Chennai have been canceled. They will resume the services as soon as the weather condition improves”, said BPIA Director Prasanna Kumar Pradhan.
The Chennai airport has been closed till 11 pm following water-logging due to heavy rain in the city under the influence of cyclone over Bay of Bengal. Several other flights from and to Chennai have been also canceled.
NOTAM was issued this morning after incessant rain flooded Chennai airport and other parts of the state. NOTAM, is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.
The deep depression over the South Bay of Bengal which has intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’ is likely to intensify further and hit the south Andhra Pradesh coast by December 5. The phenomenon caused heavy rain in parts of Tamil Nandu including the Capital city Chennai.