Protest in India causes flight cancellations


INDIA – West Bengal witnessed a near-complete shutdown in response to the nationwide 24-hour strike called by several central trade unions on Tuesday in protest against the policies of the UPA government on various issues, including the rise in the prices of essentials.

Barring sporadic clashes between supporters of the strike and those of the Trinamool Congress, who had opposed it, the day passed off peacefully. More than 1200 persons were arrested across the state.

In view of the protest occuring in West Bengal on September 7, 2010, Jet Airways and its subsidiary JetLite have decided to cancel/reschedule their flights from Kolkata to various destinations.

The cancelled Jet Airways flights are as follows:

9W-065/066 Bangkok-Kolkata-Bangkok
9W-615/616 Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai
9W-2278/2279 Kolkata-Delhi-Kolkata
9W-2480/2481 Kolkata-Bagdogra-Kolkata
9W-913/914 Kolkata–Delhi-Kolkata
9W-2451/2452 Kolkata–Bengaluru- Kolkata
9W-2153/2154 Mumbai-Kolkata–Guwahati- Kokata
9W-2157 Kolkata-Mumbai
9W-2401/2019 Kolkata–Mumbai-Kolkata
9W-2482/2483 Kolkata–Guwahati-Kolkata
9W-2852/2853 Kolkata–Patna-Kolkata
9W-2850/2851 Kolkata–Bhubaneshwar-Kolkata
9W-2856/2857 Kolkata–Ranchi-Kolkata
9W-2854/2855 Kolkata–Patna-Kolkata
9W 2151/2152 Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai
9W 2454/2455 Chennai-Kolkata-Chennai
9W 217/218 Mumbai- Kolkata-Mumbai
9W 2282/2283 Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi
9W 2289/2290 Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi
9W 2450/2453 Chennai-Kolkata-Chennai

The re-scheduled Jet Airways flights are as follows:

9W-2285 Delhi-Bagdogra-Guwahati-Delhi will operate as Delhi-Guwahati-Delhi as per the following schedule:

9W-2285 will depart Delhi at 1115 hrs, arriving in Guwahati at 1345 hrs
9W-2285 Guwahati-Delhi will depart as per schedule.

9W-274 Kolkata-Dhaka has been pre-poned and will now depart Kolkata at 0530 hrs, arriving in Dhaka at 0645 hrs (local time).

9W-273 Dhaka-Kolkata of September 7, 2010 stands postponed and will now operate on September 8, 2010 as per the following schedule:

9W 273 will depart Dhaka at 0530 hrs, arriving in Kolkata at 0545 hrs (local time).

Similarly, JetLite flights have also been cancelled as follows:

S2-371/372 Kolkata-Agartala-Kolkata
S2-363/364 Kolkata-Guwahati-Imphal-Guwahati-Kolkata
S2-364/402 Kolkata-Bengaluru-Kolkata
S2-361/702 Kolkata-Guwahati-Kolkata-Mumbai
S2-703/704/705 Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai-Kolkata
S2-319/320 Delhi-Kolkata-Port Blair-Kolkata-Delhi
S2-6411/6252 Kolkata-Vishakhapatnam-Chennai
S2-6251/6218 Chennai-Vishakhapatnam -Delhi
S2-6217/6412 Delhi-Vishakhapatnam- Kolkata
S2-6367/6368 Kolkata-Bhubaneshwar- Kolkata

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