13:02 / 03.01.2022

Several flights delayed at Urgench and Nukus airports due to heavy fog

Today, January 3, several planes could not take off and land at Urgench and Nukus airports due to reduced visibility.

According to Uzbekistan Airports, the visibility at Urgench airport has dropped to 200 meters due to fog. As a result, Aeroflot's AFL1976 flight, which was scheduled to depart from Moscow at 03:25, could not take off from Sheremetyevo Airport at the specified time.

The same situation was observed with two other flights: S7 Airlines had to postpone the Samara-Urgench flight and Ural Airlines delayed the flight from St. Petersburg.

The planes are currently staying at the Urgench airport until the weather improves.

Nukus airport has also been closed due to heavy fog. UzAirways' HY15/16 and HY11/12 flights are waiting for permission to fly in Tashkent. Flight HY9727/9728 from Nukus to Aktau, which was scheduled to take off at 11:30, was also delayed.