According to live online statistics, 14 flights at reception and 16 at take-off were canceled at Mumbai airport today.
Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) were severely affected for the second day in a row, canceling 30 flights and another 118 flights, of which 86 were scheduled to depart today, September 5, 2019.
In a brief press statement, a representative of Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said that “the operations are normal”. He also said that passengers should contact their respective airlines to obtain additional information.
According to some sources, Indigo, the company that canceled most flights, suspended operations due to lack of personnel. But it said in an official statement this morning that the operations were resumed according to the schedule.
The statement refers to the fact that “There are few cancellations for stabilizing operations. Therefore, we ask passengers to check the status of the flight before going to the airport. All affected passengers are accommodated and redirected to alternative flights.”
He added that if the local rail services slow down or get stuck due to the traffic on the most populated roads, the airport staff and the aircraft operator could not arrive in time to work, resulting Delays or cancellations Wednesday night, but the discharge continued Thursday.
But passengers are dissatisfied and frustrated, noting that things are not far off as the airline states. Moreover, for those with delayed or canceled flights on Wednesday night, passengers were sitting on the sidewalk, without any meal.
So, if you face a cancellation or flight delay, check if you qualify for flight compensation up to 600 euros.