Indigo, SpiceJet, Vistara warn about flight delays at Mumbai airport; Check Skymet forecast
Indigo, SpiceJet, Vistara passengers are in for a tough time as these airlines have issued a warning about flight delays at Mumbai airport; Skymet pointed out that, so far, three flights have been diverted.
After a few days of relative calm, the monsoon has once again hit Mumbai with renewed vigour. In fact, in just three hours early Monday, the city saw very heavy rains to the tune of 108mm. This, once again slowed down Mumbai to a crawl in most aspects of daily life, with rail, air and road traffic being affected. This forced air carriers SpiceJet, Indigo and Vistara to warn their customers about flight delays, which is likely to continue through the day. What is more, it is being forecast that the rain is going to be very heavy for the entire month of July. In such a situation it is always advisable for passengers to check their flight status before travelling especially during heavy spells of rain.
On Monday, Vistara said, “#TravelUpdate : Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, flights to/from Mumbai may be impacted throughout the day.”
#TravelUpdate : Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, flights to/from Mumbai may be impacted throughout the day. Please visit https://t.co/9eL33N630U or SMS UK <flight no> to 9289228888 for updated flight status. Thank you.
— Vistara (@airvistara) July 8, 2019
At Vistara, a passenger can check their updated flight status by visiting http://www.airvistara.com or SMS UK <flight no> to 9289228888.
Similarly, Indigo said, “#6ETravelAdvisory: Request all passengers to check for delays due to heavy rains in #Mumbai.”
#6ETravelAdvisory: Request all passengers to check for delays due to heavy rains in #Mumbai. For flight status, visit https://t.co/Mj1tYZIvoE or send an SMS ST <flight no.><flight date> as DDMM, e.g. for flight 6E-333 for Jul 08, send ST 333 0807 to 566772.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) July 8, 2019
For checking Indigo’s flight status, one can visit http://www.goindigo.in or send an SMS ST <flight no.><flight date> as DDMM, e.g. for flight 6E-333 for Jul 08, send ST 333 0807 to 566772.
Also, SpiceJet said, “#WeatherUpdate Due to bad weather at Kishangarh (KQH), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. The passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via.”
#WeatherUpdate Due to bad weather at Mumbai (BOM), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. The passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via https://t.co/DaY8nCBre4
— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) July 8, 2019
Skymet in today’s forecast for Mumbai weather said, “The city of Mumbai which has seen a very rainy morning continues to lash the city even during the day. Moreover, there have been several areas which remain waterlogged and other parts which remain snarled with traffic conditions.”
As per the weather forecaster, in the last three hours from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Mumbai has recorded 108 mm of rainfall with a similar spell of rains expected during the day also. In fact, with the city receiving 786 mm of rains until now against 840.7 mm in July, it is very likely to exceed the said figure today itself.
“Mumbai Rains of varied intensity is expected to continue throughout the day. However, there will be short breaks in between. The morning has already began with hefty showers making an appearance over the city of Mumbai resulting in water logging, flight delays and diversions and massive traffic snarls.”
Talking about airlines, Skymet even pointed out that, so far, three flights have been diverted with airlines updating regarding delay in flights. Moreover, many parts are waterlogged.
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