West Bengal, Kerala: 170 Flights Cancelled
Last Updated: 2010-09-07T14:52:38+05:30
More than 170 flights going to and from West Bengal and Kerala were cancelled due to the strike called by central trade unions.
Private airliners which include, Jetlite, Jet Airways,Kingfisher, Spicejet and Indigo cancelled almost 177 flights to Kolkata and Kerala. Many passengers were stranded at Kolkata airport because of unavailability of public transport.
However, the Air India flight operations reportedly remained normal and its aircraft flew from Kolkata even after the strike started at 6 am which includes flights to Port Blair, Silchar, New Delhi, Mumbai and Aizwal and also international flight to Singapore.
It has been reported that 29 King Fisher flights going from Kolkata and coming to Kolkata have been cancelled and also 70 Jetlite and Jet flights were cancelled. Also, 27 Spicejet flights and 51 Indigo flights have been cancelled.