Indian airlines Vistara and IndiGo on Saturday issued a travel advisory and said that due to the cyclone Tauktae flight operations to and from many cities are likely to be affected till 17th May.
“Due to the adverse weather conditions expected over the Arabian sea, flights to and from Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, and Ahmedabad are likely to be impacted till May 17, 2021,” said Vistara in a Tweet.
Budget carrier IndiGo has also issued an advisory and said, “6ETravelAdvisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, flights to/from #Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B https://bit.ly/2PTGKWM to opt for alternate options or get a refund. You may check flight status here – http://bit.ly/2QCfBUK.”
#6ETravelAdvisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, flights to/from #Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B https://t.co/DSSJqiVQRK to opt for alternate options or get a refund. You may check flight status here – https://t.co/tbHyUhYFKq.— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) May 15, 2021
Flights Cancelled At Lakshadweep Airport
As Cyclone Tauktae approaches the western coast of the country, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has cancelled the flight operations at Lakshadweep’s Agatti airport at least till 16 May.
“The airport will be made operational as and when the cyclone passes the area,” it said in a statement, adding that the senior management was monitoring the situation at the other airports though nothing adverse has been reported yet.
“In the view of Cyclone Tauktae, the AAI took stock of the preparedness of the coastal airports in Western and Southern regions through a Video Conference. To minimize any damage to the infrastructure, airports are advised to prepare as per the SOPs & guidelines.” AAI said in a tweet.
Due to heavy rain, the Operation of scheduled flights at #AgattiAirport has been suspended till 16th May’21, 10:00 AM. #AAI is consistently monitoring the situation at other airports and so far, nothing adverse has been reported. #CycloneAlert pic.twitter.com/BkcmgWTWRh— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) May 15, 2021
The cyclone is likely to impact areas including the coast of Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. The IMD had also predicted that the cyclone would hit the Gujarat coast by May 18 morning.