14 flights diverted from Mumbai to Hyderabad due to heavy rains

Hyderabad Desk

Hyderabad: As severe rains hit the country’s financial capital, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad gave shelter to 14 flights diverted from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSIA) on Monday, July 8. All diverted flights departed the Hyderabad airport.

Ten international flights were among the 14 that landed at the Hyderabad airport.

The diversions included three flights rerouted from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, two from the United Arab Emirates, with one each from the Dubai International Airport and Zayed International Airport, Abu Dhabi.

The remaining five were charted from Muscat, Colombo, Phuket, Addis Ababa and Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Azerbaijan.

The four domestic flights diverted to the Rajiv Gandhi Airport were from Jaipur, Cochin, Goa, and Nagpur.

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