Chennai rains: Passenger flights to operate from Chennai airport


CHENNAI: The Chennai airport authorities have got requests from national carrier Air India to operate flights on Sunday. After getting request, the Airports Authority of India announced day-time operations of passenger flights from the airport.

“Air India has informed us that it will operate a chartered flight to Port Blair and one flight to and fro Chennai today.

The Air India chartered flight AI-549 is fixed to depart at 10 am while the airlines’ flight AI 429 is fixed for arrival at Chennai Airport at 1.40 pm, they said.

The same flight AI 430 will depart for New Delhi at 2.45 pm, they added.

A total 34 aircraft of various airlines were stuck at the airport when the Airports The AAI had on Saturday declared the runway fit for operating technical ferry and relief flights after an inspection by its staff.

A decision regarding full-fledged operations will soon be taken by the aviation regulator DGCA.

Four ferry flights that were parked at Chennai Airport departed for Delhi, Mumbai and Port Blair yesterday while one Cargo flight Singcargo B747 departed for Singapore via Bangalore.

On an average, Chennai airport handles 320 landings and departures