Weather forces Pakyong-bound flights to land at Bagdogra

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021 08:00 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021 02:26 [IST]

Weather forces Pakyong-bound flights to land at Bagdogra

AJAY THAMI

PAKYONG,: The SpiceJet flights that were supposed to land at Pakyong airport on Monday instead landed at Bagdogra airport due to bad weather conditions.
One flight from Delhi and one from Kolkata were scheduled to land at Pakyong airport today.
It’s been eight days since flights to Pakyong have have been cancelled or had to land at Bagdogra due to poor weather conditions. Weather condition at Pakyong has been unpredictable over the last week.
There are chances of flights landing tomorrow at Pakyong airport, informed SpiceJet Pakyong in-charge Sandip Narang.     

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