New Delhi: At least 13 flights have been diverted due to VIP movement at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, said airport officials. The diversion took place between 5.30 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. At about 9 pm, the Delhi Airport’s website showed nearly 90 domestic flights arriving at the Indira Gandhi International Airport had been delayed or diverted.
Many flights were delayed for over an hour. One Jet Airways flight from Patna that was scheduled to land at 2:50 pm, eventually arrived at 8:59 pm – a delay of more than six hours.
“Due to air traffic congestion consequent to VVIP movement at #Delhi airport, some of our flights are affected,” Jet Airways tweeted, requesting passengers to check their flight status before arriving at the airport. SpiceJet also issued a similar advisory. Airlines also warned passengers of congestion at the Mumbai airport.