United Airlines Temporarily Suspends Flights to Delhi Due to Smog

The Indian Medical Association has declared the smog a “public health emergency”.

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People commute in dense smog in Gurugram on Monday.
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United Airlines temporarily suspended flights to New Delhi on Friday on concerns over air quality.

"We are monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency, and are coordinating with respective government agencies," CNN Money quoted a representative for the airline as saying.

The airline allowed customers traveling to Delhi from 9 November through 13 November to re-book a comparable ticket for 18 November or before, with no additional cost.

The capital woke to a white haze on Tuesday, 7 November as temperatures dropped and the smog became apparent. The Indian Medical Association has declared the smog a “public health emergency”.

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