Mumbai Rains Today: Heavy rain causes flight diversions and cancellations at Mumbai Airport

Heavy rain in Mumbai led to significant disruptions at the city’s airport on Monday. At least 27 flights were diverted and 51 services were cancelled due to low visibility and waterlogging.

Runway operations were suspended from 2:22 AM to 3:40 AM, causing flights to be redirected to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Indore. As a result, priority is currently being given to arrivals, which has delayed departures and required adjustments to accommodate the diverted flights.


Mumbai airport typically handles about 870 daily scheduled flights. By 11 AM on Monday, 42 IndiGo flights, six Air India flights, two Alliance Air flights, and one Qatar Airways flight were cancelled. The Qatar Airways flight was cancelled because the crew had exceeded their flight duty time limitations.

This is not the first time the monsoon season has impacted airport operations. On June 28, heavy rainfall caused a section of the roof at Delhi International Airport’s Terminal 1 to collapse, resulting in one fatality and six injuries.