Cyclone Fani: Indigo Cancels Flights, Vistara Waives Off Cancellation Fee
Bhubaneswar: In view of the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, Indigo airline has cancelled all its flights flying in and out of Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) tomorrow. All flights after the departure of last flight at 10:20 pm on Thursday have been cancelled as well.
Indigo has cancelled a total of 24 flights from Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA).
Similarly, premium airline Vistara has waived off flight change and cancellation fees for Bhubaneswar and Kolkata bound flights between May 2 and May 5, in view of the cyclonic storm.
The airline said in its statement, “In light of expected cyclone (FANI) which is likely to impact Bhubaneswar and Kolkata on 2nd May and 3rd May 2019, we are waiving change and cancellation fee for Bhubaneswar and Kolkata flights for travel between 2nd May 2019 to 5th May 2019. Fare difference if any, will be applicable for date changes.”
— Vistara (@airvistara) May 2, 2019
Passengers who had planned their journey with Vistara will not have to pay the required charges for flight change or cancellation if their travel itinerary falls on any of the said dates. However, the difference in the base fare will be applicable on changing the date of travel.
Furthermore, GoAir has also cancelled all its flight flying in and out of Bhubaneswar on May 3
Noteworthy, Cyclone Fani has intensified into an ‘Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm’. It is expected to make landfall at Odisha coast near Puri on May 3 with a maximum sustained wind speed of 175-185 kmph gusting to 205 kmph.
Post-landfall, the cyclone is likely to pass through Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several coastal areas of the Odisha while giving a yellow warning to the coastal state.