47 were departures and 16 arrivals were affected on Sunday

 More than 60 flights disrupted due to radiation fog in Bengaluru airport
news Monday, January 11, 2016 - 09:27

For the second time in two months, flights arriving and departing from Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru were affected by fog.

According to Times of India report, over 60 flights each, including international flights, on both days of weekend were disrupted by bad weather and fog.

In November 2015, passengers flying by the early morning flights from KIA suffered as fog delayed more than 100 flights, including four international ones. The visibility had come down to almost 50 meters.

This is because of a common winter phenomena called ‚Äėradiation fog‚Äô which is anticipated in KIA from November 15 and February 15 between ‚Äč3am to 8:30 am.

Among‚Äč the 63 flights which were reportedly affected on Sunday, 47 were departures and 16 arrivals. Two of them were diverted.

British Airlines flight to Heathrow and an IndiGo flight to Dubai were among the international flights which were affected on Saturday, reported TOI.

Radiation Fog is a type of fog that is caused after sunset and covers a wide area when the heat from the surface of the earth leaves via radiation. It is only a land phenomenon and does not occur over water bodies.

This is an aggregated report from Times of India‚Äč


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