Mon, Dec 5, 2016 | updated 02:00 PM IST

Runway maintenance work to hit Mumbai Airport operations

Updated: Oct 31, 2016 11:09 IST

Mumbai [India], Oct. 31 (ANI): The airline operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai will be closed for five hours today as the airport authorities are carrying runway maintenance work.

The Mumbai Airport will be closed for five hours between noon and 5 p.m. Both the runways in Mumbai will be shut down for maintenance work during the said period of five hours on every Monday and Thursday for about a month - from October 31 until November 28. This means passengers would have to face inconvenience for a total of nine days.

The airport authorities have informed all airlines and even pilots about this maintenance work and scheduled closure. All flights heading towards Mumbai have been cancelled due to prevention runway surface work.

More than 200 flights are likely to be cancelled on each day, amounting to 2,100 cancellations in all.

Meanwhile, all passengers have been advised to call the airlines and check their flight departure schedule before they head to the airport. (ANI)