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Earlier today, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shut down 9 airports in India to avoid fatalities, but the statement has been withdrawn now.
What Is It?
Due to the current scenario, the DCGA ordered that 9 airports in India to be shut down. Early morning on 27th Feb, 9 airports (Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali and Pithoragarh) were shut down and all flights were cancelled. The statement that was released said that these airports were on high alert and would be shut down till May 2019. But later on, the order was called off.
What’s Happening Now?
The statement was called off in the afternoon and order was given for the flights to be resumed. But the airlines already called off their flights so the mentioned airports will be facing inconvenience for a few hours. Any flight going to Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali and Pithoragarh will be facing issues for the next few days.
What Do We Know?
Most of the airlines have released information regarding the flight cancellations on their social media handles or on their official websites. If you are travelling any time soon, make sure you check for updates before making a move.
#9Wupdate: Due to air space closure, we'll waive off penalties for date/ flight change, refund & no-show on confirmed tickets for travel to/ from Amritsar, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Srinagar on 27th February 2019.
— Jet Airways (@jetairways) February 27, 2019