Pakyong: SpiceJet airline has canceled all bookings in its website for its Delhi-Pakyong-Delhi flights commencing from September 15 due to inclement weather. Sandeep Narang, SpiceJet in-charge of Pakyong airport said that due to unpredictable weather in Pakyong, flights were canceled due to operational reasons. A total of seven flights have landed from Delhi to Pakyong airport in August and July due to bad weather.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials believe that the weather is improving for the past few weeks. The Indian Meteorological Department has also been advised by the Ministry to install weather radars for proper weather reports. If the weather improves after 10-15 days, flights will resume, Asked about flight cancellations at Pakyong airport, AAI Regional Executive Director (NER) Manoj Gangal told over phone that this weather related issue.
He said that when flight operations take place, it is important to see the safety of the aircraft first and keeping this in mind, we are moving forward. “Due to the corona pandemic, many flights have been canceled not only in India but all over the world. For SpiceJet, canceling its flights (Pakyong airport) from September 15 could be their business reason,” said Gangal. Gangal said that Pakyong airport is an important airport because of its location and accordingly, a huge amount was spent to set it up and make it operational.