Cyclone Michaung: 33 flights that were supposed to land in Chennai Airport were diverted to Bangalore Airport

Cyclone Michaung effects on Chennai Airport: Coastal cities and towns of the Bay of Bengal are in chaos after the impact of Cyclone Maichang. Chennai, a major city, is reeling from widespread flooding, and cyclone Maichang will turn Chennai’s roads into gushing streams. Due to inclement weather, 33 flights to Chennai were diverted to Bangalore. Thus the Chennai airport has been closed till Monday night.

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Bengaluru, Dec, 05: The damage caused by the cyclone has left Chennai and its neighboring districts reeling. Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport now hosts 33 diverted flights originally bound for Chennai. Bangalore International Airport Corporation has officially confirmed this rerouting, affecting flights from carriers like IndiGo, SpiceJet, Etihad, Lufthansa, and Gulf Air.

The Chennai airport experienced disruption in its operations due to heavy winds and rain, with water entering the premises. A fixed number of flights departing and arriving from Chennai have been canceled. The airport authorities announced the suspension of arrival and departure activities till 11 pm on Monday, affecting 70 flights.

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Adverse weather conditions continue in Chennai with continuous heavy rain expected throughout the day. An announcement from Bangalore International Airport Corporation indicates that most of the flights originally bound for Chennai have been diverted to Kempegowda International Airport. Chennai Airport has been temporarily suspended.

Not only Chennai but also Tirupati and Visakhapatnam airports have been rerouted. Passengers departing or arriving from Chennai, Tirupati, and Visakhapatnam are advised to seek additional information from their respective airlines at Kempegowda International Airport.

Cyclone Maichang has brought heavy winds and rain to several cities and towns along the Bay of Bengal coast, disrupting life. Chennai, in particular, is facing severe floods, which have led to the declaration of holidays for schools and colleges.

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