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Bhubaneswar, Kolkata airports cancel flights

  • Published at 09:00 pm May 2nd, 2019
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Jet Airways aircrafts are seen parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, India, March 26, 2019 Reuters

All flights from Odisha capital Bhubaneswar have already been cancelled from midnight, Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport will be cancelled from 9:30pm tomorrow till 6pm on Saturday

All flights from Odisha capital Bhubaneswar have already been cancelled from midnight as the extremely severe cyclone nears the state's coast, south of temple town Puri.

All flights from Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport will be cancelled from 9:30pm tomorrow till 6pm on Saturday as Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall tomorrow morning, reports NDTV.

Indian aviation regulator DGCA, in an advisory, said the flights are being "cancelled in advance in order to avoid passenger inconvenience and safety of operations."

The flights will be resumed after "positive clearance" from respective air traffic control, the advisory said.

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said all authorities have been alerted so that they are ready to deal with the cyclone and all airlines have been requested to offer assistance in rescue and relief operations.

The Airports Authority of India owns and manages over 100 airports across the country.