Airlines cancel flights due 24-hour Kolkata bandh on Tuesday

Airlines have cancelled their flights to and from Kolkata on in the wake of 24-hour long bandh call given by central trade unions to protest against price rise.

New Delhi: Airlines have cancelled their
flights to and from Kolkata on in the wake of 24-hour
long bandh call given by central trade unions to protest
against price rise.

Kingfisher has cancelled 29 flights, including one
international, while Jet Airways and its low cost arm JetLite
have cancelled a total of 70 flights to and from the city.

Central trade unions and workers and employees
federations have called the strike on September 7 protesting
the rise in prices of essential commodities and petroleum
products.

Both the airlines have cancelled their flights to and
from Mumbai, New Delhi, Silchar, Bagdogra, Aizwal, Ranchi,
Agartala, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Patna, Chennai, Imphal,
Vishakhapatnam, Bangalore and Port Blair.

Kingfisher has cancelled their Dhaka flight while Jet
their flight to Bangkok.

Jet has preponed their Kolkata-Dhaka flight (9W-274)
which would depart Kolkata at 5.30 am, while the Dhaka-Kolkata
flight (9W-273) would remain postponed for tomorrow and will
operate on Wednesday.

The flight would take-off from Dhaka at 0530 hrs and
arrive in Kolkata at 0545 hrs (local time).

Apart from it, Jet has rescheduled their Delhi-
Bagdogra-Guwahati-Delhi flight (9W-2285) which would depart
Delhi at 11:15 am and arrive Guwahati at 01:45 pm.

Kingfisher has also rescheduled two of its flights,
one from Bangalore and other to Hyderabad tomorrow.

The airlines has preponed the departure of its
Kolkata-Hyderabad flight (IT 3434) which usually departs the
West Bengal capital at 6:50 am would depart at 05:35 am.

Also its Bangalore-Kolkata flight (IT-3419), which
originally departs Bangalore at 8.40 pm, will now take-off
from there at 4.00 am on Wednesday and arrive Kolkata at 6:15
am.

"Guests are requested to note that there would be no
transportation available to and from Kolkata airport while the
bandh is in force," a Kingfisher spokesperson said in
a statement.

The airlines have requested the passengers to contact
their call centres to know about the status of their flights.

PTI

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