The Chennai airport was completely submerged due to heavy rains and water logging on the runway.The Indian Air Force has pressed into service three aircraft to evacuate hundreds of passengers stranded there.
The passengers will be airlifted from the Chennai airport to Tambaram and Arakkonam airbase of the air force.
Flight services in and out of Chennai Airport were suspended due to the heavy rains and water logging on the runway and the Airports.
Aviation authorities had said that the operations could resume only after rains stopped and water receded at the airport.
Many parts of Chennai flooded after record rain and water on the runway.
Aerial shot of flooded Chennai airport that has been closed till Sunday, December 6.