Mumbai Airport To Suspend Flights For Six Hours On Oct. 18
Flight operations at the Mumbai airport will remain suspended for six hours on Oct. 18 for runway maintenance work.
The Mumbai airport will on Oct. 18 suspend flight operations for six hours for runway maintenance work, a move that'll affect passengers significantly ahead of the Diwali holidays.
The airport has two intersecting runways handling around 800 flights per day, making it second busiest aerodrome in India after New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Adani Group, the operator of Mumbai International Airport Ltd., said it has "planned a runway closure on October 18 from 11 am to 5 pm, for repair and maintenance work on both its runways", as part of its annual post-monsoon preventive maintenance exercise.
The Ahmedabad, Gujarat-headquartered conglomerate has 74% stake in the joint venture that operates the Mumbai airport.
During the closure period, the facility operator will carry out major work such as runway edge lights, upgradation of aeronautical ground lights, among others, it stated.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport said that in cooperation with key stakeholders, it has already rescheduled flights for the runway closure period to ensure smooth completion of the maintenance work.
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