United Airlines temporarily suspended flights to Delhi on Friday over air quality concerns there.
“We are monitoring advisories as the region remains under a public health emergency, and are coordinating with respective government agencies,” a representative for United Airlines said.
Heavy pollution in India’s capital city prompted the airline to issue a travel waiver on Thursday. Customers with tickets for November 9 through November 13 will be able to re-book a comparable ticket leaving on or before November 18 at no additional cost.
The airline noted that “when severe weather or other major events may impact our operations, we sometimes issue travel waivers to allow you to change to alternate flights without paying a change fee.”