On Saturday, May 15, Vistara and IndiGo airlines issued travel advisories stating that some of their flights are likely to be impacted due to the cyclone Tauktae.
“Due to the adverse weather conditions expected over the Arabian Sea, flights to and from Chennai, Thiruvanathapuram, Kochi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Goa and Ahmedabad are likely to be impacted till May 17, 2021,” stated an advisory issued by Vistara.
— Vistara (@airvistara) May 15, 2021
IndiGo also issued a travel advisory stating that flights to and from Kerala’s Kannur.
The airline tweeted, “Travel Advisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, flights to/from Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B to opt for alternate options or get a refund.”
#6ETravelAdvisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, flights to/from #Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B https://t.co/DSSJqiVQRK to opt for alternate options or get a refund. You may check flight status here – https://t.co/tbHyUhYFKq.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) May 15, 2021
This came after a day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday night, May 14, had informed that the low-pressure area over the Arabian Sea near Lakshwadeep had intensified into a deep depression and will intensify into a cyclonic storm in the following 12 hours.
“Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” (pronounced as Tau’Te) over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast and east-central the Arabian Sea: Cyclone watch for south Gujarat and Diu coasts”, the IMD had tweeted.
The cyclone is likely to impact areas including the coast of Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Goa, and Maharashtra.