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Updated December 5th, 2023 at 17:44 IST

Amid cyclone Michaung fury, over 1,000 flights cancelled in Chennai

Currently, the Vishakhapatnam airport is shut as the cyclone has moved towards Andhra Pradesh.

Tanisha Rajput
IndiGo
550 IndiGo flights connected to Chennai were cancelled on Monday after heavy rainfall due to cyclone Michaung. | Image:IndiGo
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Around 1,000 flights, including 550 IndiGo flights connected to Chennai were cancelled on Monday after heavy rainfall due to severe Cyclone Michaung forced to shut the city airport.

Meanwhile, Vistara Airlines had to suspend 10 airlines due to unfavourable weather conditions in Tamil Nadu.

The Chennai airport had shut down due to unfavourable waterlogging conditions amid heavy rain. However, the airport continued its operations on Tuesday morning.

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In a post shared on X, Chennai MMA Airport wrote, "Airfield now open for all arrival; and departure operations."

IndiGo Airlines had resumed its services this afternoon but still had to cancel 60 flights today.

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Similarly, Vistara has also resumed its services. Furthermore, Air India which had earlier cancelled 33 flights across the country due to shut down of Chennai Airport, waived charges for yesterday's flights.

However Air India today had to cancel 20 flights.

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Currently, the Vishakhapatnam airport is shut as the cyclone has moved towards Andhra Pradesh.

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Severe Cyclone Michaung has begun its landfall near Bapatla on the Andhra Pradesh coast.

Cyclone Michaung unleashed heavy rain in Chennai since Sunday night, submerging the city. Besides flights, dozens of trains were also cancelled and the passengers were promised a full refund. As per media reports, it's been over 36 hours and there is no electricity or internet services.

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Published December 5th, 2023 at 14:52 IST

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