All flights to resume from Chennai airport Monday

Domestic and international terminals at Chennai airport will be available for all flights from 6 am Monday.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 06, 2015, 21:17 PM IST

Chennai: All domestic and international flights from Chennai, both day and night, will resume from Monday morning after partial day-time services operated today.

"....Availability of Chennai airport for all weather day and night operations for all flights for which domestic and international terminals will be available from 6 am of 7.12.2015," an Airport Authority of India statement said here late this evening.

This followed an inspection by DGCA for night operations, an AAI spokesman said.

The airport was shut down last Tuesday night after heavy

downpour flooded the runway and all other operating areas.

After a review, technical and ferry flights were allowed from yesterday and the AAI had permitted day-time flights to operate from today.

An Air India passenger aircraft to Port Blair was the first flight to take off this morning.

Altogether five passenger flights, all of Air India, took off from or landed at Chennai Airport till 5 pm today. An Oman Air plane stranded at the Chennai airport departed for Muscat with two crew.

Four ferry flights also took off or landed at the airport, AAI sources said.