WORLD Delhi Pollution continue “Emergency”, United Airlines suspended flights


Delhi Pollution continue “Emergency”, United Airlines suspended flights

By Yuan Jirong | People's Daily app

21:54, November 12, 2017


Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Photo: Yuan Jirong/People's Daily

New Delhi (People's Daily) - United Airlines temporarily halted Flights to New Delhi because of pollution and it will cancel some extra charges for passengers who need to reschedule, Bloomberg reported on November 12.

A United Airlines spokesperson said that the carrier is monitoring advisories and is “coordinating with respective government agencies.”

It was not clear if other airlines would follow United Airlines’ move.

Air monitoring agency SAFAR told India media PTI that Delhi’s air quality once again entered the “emergency” category on Saturday. Pollution in Delhi continues on Sunday, forcing lots of flights and trains to be delayed or cancelled.

US embassy monitor showed that PM2.5 in India surged to 676 at 2pm local time. World Health Organization guidelines suggest levels above 300 are “hazardous”.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue