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Heavy snowfall disrupts air traffic at Srinagar airport;  41 flights canceled


Air traffic to and from Kashmir was affected on Wednesday as all flights at Srinagar airport were canceled due to bad weather following heavy snowfall in the valley, officials said.

“All flights from all airlines have been cancelled,” said Kuldeep Singh, director of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), at Srinagar airport.

Flight operations at the airport were affected due to poor weather and poor visibility following heavy snowfall in the valley. A total of 41 flights were canceled, he said.

Visibility was less than 400 meters and continuous snowfall made operations impossible, he added.

Singh said passengers on canceled flights will be adjusted on the next available flights.

Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) Deputy Speaker Omar Abdullah has alleged that air passengers bound for Srinagar are being ‘scammed’ by airlines after all the day’s flights to and from from Kashmir were canceled due to snowfall, and people were “ordered to rebook” at higher prices. .

“This is how Srinagar passengers get tricked by airlines – all flights were canceled today and people who had paid Rs 3000/4000 for their seats are being asked to rebook. same flights are quoted at Rs 12,000/14,000. and no government is intervening,” Abdullah tweeted.

However, in response to Abdullah’s tweet, airport authorities said “no additional cost” refund and reschedule options for all canceled flights have been offered by all airlines. Affected passengers can contact the respective airlines’ call center for a refund or reschedule, Srinagar Airport said on its official Twitter account.

First post: STI




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