Cyclone Nivar: Chennai Airport Temporarily Closed


Due to heavy rain and adverse weather conditions, Chennai International Airport (MAA) has been temporarily closed and all operations are on hold.

“Due to #CycloneNivar aircraft operations at #AAI #Chennaiairport will remain suspended from 1900hrs of 25.11.2020 (today) to 0700hrs of 26.11.2020 (tomorrow). The decision has been taken considering the safety aspect of passengers and the severity of approaching Cyclone.” Chennai Airport said in a tweet.

Chennai Airport has also requested its Passengers to check with concerned airline(s) for further update.


The Ministry of Civil Aviation has also tweeted about the temporary closer of Chennai Airport, “As a measure of safety and precaution, the Chennai Airport has been temporarily closed from 1900 to 0700 hrs IST due to the bad weather conditions caused by Cyclone Nivar. Due coordination was done with all stakeholders.” MoCA said in a tweet.

The authorities also announced a closure of all roads leading to Marina beach, Pattinambakkam, Kasimedu Harbour, Besant Nagar beach, and Thiruvanmiyur.

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