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Heavy rains disrupt air traffic in Mumbai

July 01, 2008 17:42 IST

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Heavy rains in Mumbai and its suburbs disrupted air services from the metropolis with most airlines reporting a delay of anywhere betweeen half-an-hour and two hours.

However, no flight has been cancelled so far.

"All operations are normal as of now. The average delay is just about 30 minutes," a Mumbai International Airport Limited official told PTI in Mumbai on Tuesday.

There was considerable delay in flights in the morning as the MIAL authorities had shut down a runway due to low visibility.

The runway was shut for just 15 minutes between 8.15 and 8.30 am, the spokesperson said.

Private carrier Jet Airways' [Get Quote] flights were the most badly affected with most of its services reporting a delay of one to two hours.

Other airlines reported on an average a half-hour delay.

"We have the maximum number of flights operating to and from Mumbai airport. But much more than that, it is because one delay causes a chain delay in other flights," a Jet official said.

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