Due to Cyclone Yass, Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport has suspended all flight operations between 8.30 am and 7.45 pm on Wednesday, 26th May.
“In view of the weather warning by IMD over Cyclone Yaas, flight operations at Kolkata Airport will be suspended from 0830 IST up to 1945 IST on 26.05.2021. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused,” said Kolkata Airport in a Tweet.
In view of the weather warning by @Indiametdept over #CycloneYaas, flight operations at #KolkataAirport will be suspended from 0830 IST upto 1945 IST on 26.05.2021.We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.@AAI_Official@MoCA_GoI@HardeepSPuri@HomeBengal #Yaas— Kolkata Airport (@aaikolairport) May 25, 2021
Indian airline carriers like Air India and IndiGo have also informed about the closure of Kolkata Airport and said that due to the cyclone its flight operations will be impacted.
“Kolkata airport will be closed for operations from 0830 to 1945 hrs (IST) on 26th May 2021 due to Cyclone Yaas. There will be no flights operating to/from Kolkata.” Air India said in a tweet.
“Due to Cyclone Yaas, flight operations at #Kolkata will be impacted tomorrow, 26th May’21. Please visit http://bit.ly/2QCfBUK to check the flight status and Plan B https://bit.ly/36u4Mh9 to opt for alternate options or get a refund for your canceled flight,” said IndiGo.
#6ETravelAdvisory: Due to Cyclone Yaas, flight operations at #Kolkata will be impacted tomorrow, 26th May’21. Please visit https://t.co/tbHyUhH4SS to check the flight status and Plan B https://t.co/xe8o6KPFAl to opt for alternate options or get a refund for your cancelled flight.— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) May 25, 2021
Bhubaneswar And Other Airports
Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport has also suspended flight operation from 11:00 PM today 25th May’21 till 05:00 AM on 27th May’21. Moreover, Jharsuguda airport will remain shut from 00:01 AM of 26th May’21 to 07:45 AM of 27th May’21, and Durgapur & Rourkela Airports to be closed on 26th May’21.
#AAI‘s Bhubaneswar @aaibpiairport will be closed from 11:00PM today 25th May’21 till 05:00AM of 27th May’21, @aaijharsugudaa1 Airport to remain shut from 00:01AM of 26th May’21 to 07:45AM of 27th May’21. Durgapur & Rourkela Airports to be closed on 26th May’21.— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) May 25, 2021Advertisement
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Cyclone Yaas is expected to make its landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha’s Bhadrak district. Cyclone Yaas is likely to have windspeeds of 155 Kmph to 165 Kmph, gusting to 185 Kmph.