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Flight operations remain suspended at Srinagar Airport for 6th consecutive day

Director, Airports Authority of India (AII), Srinagar Airport, Sharad Kumar said the visibility at the runway was only 800 metres leading to cancellation of all flights for Tuesday.

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Air traffic at Srinagar Airport remained affected for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday as no flight could operate due to poor visibility. The condition at the airport is the same.

No flight operations took place on Tuesday as well as the visibility was very poor, Director, Airports Authority of India (AII), Srinagar Airport, Sharad Kumar said. Kumar said the visibility at the runway was only 800 metres leading to cancellation of all flights for the day. The visibility has not improved much.

While the requirement (for landing and take-off) is 1.3 kilometre, the visibility on Tuesday was only about 800 metres. So all the flights for the day have been cancelled, he said.

It was for the sixth consecutive day that the flight operations were affected at the airport. The flight operations were first affected in the afternoon on Thursday. The next day no flights operated from the airport. On Saturday, the air traffic resumed partially as only two flights landed at the airport which then took off. No flight operations took place at the airport on Sunday as well as on Monday.

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