The Mumbai airport will suspend all kinds of flight operations for six hours on October 18 for runway maintenance work, which is likely to hit passengers significantly.
The Adani Group, which runs the Mumbai airport, on Thursday said it has “planned a runway closure on October 18 from 11 AM to 5 PM, for repair and maintenance work on its runways”, as part of its annual post-monsoon preventive maintenance exercise.
The air passengers must note that the Mumbai airport has two intersecting runways, the main runway 9/27 and secondary runway 14/32, which handle around 800 flights per day, making it the second busiest aerodrome after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
During the closure period, the facility operator will carry out major work such as runway edge lights for runway 14/32, upgradation of AGL (aeronautical ground lights ), among others, it stated. CSMIA (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.