Flight Cancellation: 76 flights cancelled till October 8, check the status of your flight
On the occasion of Air Force Day, an air show culminating with a mega show (October 8) is being organised in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Due to which, Indigo has cancelled 76 of its flights.
Flight Cancellation: As many as 76 Indigo flights scheduled to fly from Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, to many parts of India from October 2–8 have been cancelled as the city will host the mega air show on the occasion of Air Force Day (October 8).
The air show will be held from October 3-8 with the mega air show scheduled for the last day of the event. President Draupadi Murmu is expected to attend the last day of the mega air show. Though Prayagraj is expected to see the maximum rush on October 8, but officials said that as many as 76 flights operating from Indore, Raipur, Lucknow, and Dehradun to Prayagraj have been cancelled starting October 2.
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Officials said that the main event of the air show is on October 8, but flight operations at the Prayagraj Airport are going to be affected from October 2. Dress rehearsals for the mega air show will be held on October 6.
As per a press statement, flights on the Prayagraj-Dehradun, Prayagraj-Indore, Prayagraj-Raipur, Prayagraj-Lucknow routes were going to be cancelled for seven consecutive days. At the same time, the Prayagraj-Bangalore flight will also be cancelled on October 3, 5 and 8, and flights will be operated on this route only on October 2, 4, 6, and 7. Similarly, the Prayagraj-Bhopal flight has also been cancelled on October 3, 5, and 7.
IndiGo cancels 76 flights
Airline company Indigo said that in view of the air show, it has cancelled 76 of its flights. Alliance Air said that it had changed the schedule of its flights because of the mega air show, adding that it would delay its flights by one hour.
What is this air show?
On the 91st Foundation Day of the Indian Air Force (IAF), an air show is being organised by the IAF at Prayagraj Sangam. For this, the Bamrauli Air Station has been declared a 'No Flying Zone'. No one is allowed to fly drones within this perimeter and action will be taken against those found violating it. ADM City, Madan Kumar, said that if anyone was found doing so without prior permission, their goods would be confiscated and action would be taken as per law.
Air Marshal RGK Kapoor said that more than 100 aircraft, including the Rafale fighter jet, will be part of this air show. He said that earlier, the air show used to be held in Hindon (Ghaziabad), where only people from New Delhi and its surroundings could see it. But this time, the Air Force was organising it in Prayagraj. He said that since the Sangam area is very large, a large number of people would be able to enjoy the air show.