Bombay, September 22nd
Flight operations at Mumbai Airport will remain suspended for six hours on Oct. 18 due to runway maintenance, which is expected to significantly impact passengers, the private airport operator said on Thursday.
Mumbai Airport has two intersecting runways, Main Runway 9/27 and Branch 14/32, which handle around 800 flights per day, making it the second busiest airport after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The operator, Adani Group, said it had “scheduled a runway closure on October 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for repair and maintenance work on both runways” as part of its annual post-monsoon preventative maintenance exercise.
During the closure period, the system operator will, among other things, carry out major work such as runway edge lighting for runway 14/32 and retrofitting the AGL (aeronautical ground lights).
CSMIA (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport), in cooperation with key stakeholders, said it had already rescheduled flights for the runway closure period to ensure a smooth completion of maintenance work.