Cyclone Michaung: The Chennai International Airport Authority declared on Tuesday that the airfield would once again be open for all arrival and departure operations following Cyclone Michaung’s rainfall. Travelers and the aviation community are relieved that this announcement has allowed them to continue their journeys without any problems.
Chennai (MAA) Airport announced on X that the “airfield is now open for all arrival and departure operations.” – Cyclone Michaung
The most recent IMD bulletin states that most of North Coast Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will see light to moderate rainfall on Tuesday morning, with sporadic heavy rainfall that will gradually decrease later.
There is a lot of slush and dirt, but there is no water stagnation on Track-while-searches (TWSs) or Range-while scans (RWSs), according to an official statement from the airport authority. Manpower is working on cleaning, and four CFTs (Contracted Flying Training and Support) have been sent to clear it.
All Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Systems for Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) are functioning normally, they added in confirmation.
Airlines and other interested parties have been advised to adjust their operations in the interim. The public will be informed of this information via social media by AAI (Airports Authority of India).
Air Traffic Management will prioritize departures to clear the stranded passengers at the airport,” the statement made clear.
Chennai Airport resumes normal operations post-Cyclone Michaung
The airport authority also reported that there are about 1500 passengers in the terminals and 21 aircraft on the ground at the moment.”
The F&B Concessionaire has guaranteed that their establishments have an adequate supply of food. The statement stated that the Chennai Airport Team has been directed to keep all passenger amenities up to date, manage traffic efficiently, maintain the terminals, and guarantee trolley availability.
At least eight deaths have been confirmed by Chennai Police as a result of the storms that struck the southeast coast.
The anticipated decrease in rainfall intensity provides much-needed respite following Cyclone Michaung’s devastating effects on Chennai and the surrounding areas.
Residents in some parts of Chennai have reported that the rain has stopped since early Tuesday, and in those areas, the power has been restored.