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Last updated on: July 31, 2005 14:25 IST

Following improvement in visibility upto 2,000 metres, the Mumbai airport which was closed in the wee hours on Sunday morning due to heavy rain,  was opened to flights shortly before noon.

The first flight to touch down was a Jet Airways Airbus A-340 flight from London, airport official said, adding that the airport was  made operational at around 1130 hrs.

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"Flights have now begun to operate and clearing of the huge backlog of flights of domestic and international airlines should pose no problems, if the visibility continues and there is no further rain. The huge backlog of passengers stranded since morning should be cleared," the airport official further added.

All international and domestic flights in and out of Mumbai airport had come to a halt since around 5 am due to poor visibility following heavy rains. The in-bound flights were diverted to other destinations.

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