- As many as 90 domestic arrivals delayed or diverted this evening
- Delays as long as 6 hours, airlines ask passengers to check flight status
- Video shows long queues, passengers tweet in frustration
Many flights were delayed for over an hour. One Jet Airways flight from Patna that was scheduled to land at 2:50 pm, eventually arrived at 8:59 pm - a delay of more than six hours.
"Due to air traffic congestion consequent to VVIP movement at #Delhi airport, some of our flights are affected," Jet Airways tweeted, requesting passengers to check their flight status before arriving at the airport. SpiceJet also issued a similar advisory. Airlines also warned passengers of congestion at the Mumbai airport.
Delhi airport, which has three runways, is the busiest in the country and handles around 1,200 flight movements everyday. During peak time, the airport handles up to 70 flights per hour.
@Delhi_Airport.. You guys should have had more seating arrangements.. More than 50% of travelers including sr. Citizens are standing.- Krheash Raj (@krheash) November 4, 2017