United Airlines is temporarily suspending service to Delhi blaming poor air quality and smog, as conditions worsen in India’s capital city. Currently flights on the airline have been cancelled through November 13, however expect more cancellations if conditions don’t improve soon.
Per the CNN Money,
United Airlines temporarily suspended flights to Delhi on Friday over air quality concerns there. “We are monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency, and are coordinating with respective government agencies,” a representative for the airline said.
The company noted that “when severe weather or other major events may impact our operations, we sometimes issue travel waivers to allow you to change to alternate flights without paying a change fee.”
The debilitating pollution has prompted an emergency in the city. What started as an irritation on Tuesday quickly became a thick white haze, which has significantly reduced visibility and caused accidents on Delhi’s busy roads.
When it comes to other US Airlines serving Delhi, United is the only airline serving Delhi with non-stop service from Newark, as both American and Delta do not currenlty offer service here.
United Airlines has issued the following travel waiver to Delhi, India: