Heavy rains continue to disrupt flights in Mumbai
About 32 arrivals and departures were cancelled between midnight and Thursday evening, according to data from real time flight-tracking application Flightradar.
To be sure, a chunk of the cancellations were a cascading effect of Wednesday's disruptions. More than 300 flights were delayed by an average of 20 minutes. Flightradar had showed more than 15 flights cancelled between Wednesday and early morning Thursday. More than 350 flights were delayed by more than an hour on average.
Separately, statements from IndiGo said close to 30 flights were grounded in Mumbai. "As a result of flooding and water logging on roads and the subsequent traffic jams, many of our ground support staff, crew and captains have not been able to reach the airport on time. As a result, the departure flights have also been held up," said a spokesperson at India's biggest airline by market share late Wednesday night. An updated statement past midnight said the grounded flights had started departing.
"There were a total of 12 domestic departures from Mumbai that were cancelled out of 138 scheduled flights on the 4th ( of September, Wednesday) and an additional 16 domestic departures out of 138 scheduled flights on the 5th (of September, Thursday). No international flights were cancelled," said the spokesperson in a statement Thursday evening. "Situation on today’s date is normalizing" she added.