Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation in Chennai following the ongoing deluge as operations at the city's water-logged airport had been suspended till further orders.
"We are closely monitoring the situation in Chennai. All our operations at Chennai Airport have been suspended till further instructions as the airport is water-logged and the tarmac is submerged in one and half feet of water," SpiceJet said in a release.
"The whole city is cut off from the airport and SpiceJet officials along with the Airport Authority of India are on their toes providing solace to the passengers with all the available resources," it said.
"Refunds have also been offered to cancelled flights and alternatives have been offered where ever possible," G.P. Gupta, chief administrative officer SpiceJet, said in the statement.
On Tuesday, low-cost carrier IndiGo said all flights operating out of Chennai had been temporarily cancelled following closure of the airport.
"IndiGo assures all passengers will receive 100 percent refund against the flight cancellations made on grounds of weather conditions, and cancellation and change fee will be waived off for affected passengers till further notice," it said.
"All employees have been accommodated at safe locations," it added.
According to the city administration, Chennai Airport has been shut till Thursday morning and all flights have been cancelled after the runway got flooded, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
The unprecedented rains, the worst in 100 years, have battered Tamil Nadu's northern districts such as Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Cuddalore.
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