The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai will be closed for 6 hours on Monday and Tuesday on account of “pre-monsoon maintenance activities”.
The work is being carried out on the intersection of cross runways (09/27 and 14/32) on Monday between 11 AM to 5 PM.
An official said the planned closure was necessitated “on account of pre-monsoon maintenance activities” and requested all passengers to contact their respective airlines for revised travel schedules.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport also issued an advisory on Twitter saying, “The main runway will be un-operational on 9th and 10th April from 11am to 5pm for pre-monsoon maintenance. Kindly check with your airline to reconfirm your flight schedule”.
— CSIA (@CSIAMumbai) April 9, 2018
As per media reports, the airport operator – Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) had informed all airlines earlier about the planned shutdown.
All airlines operating to and from the city airport have either cancelled or rescheduled their flights during these hours. A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was issued regarding the same, last month, media reports added.
Though airport officials did not reveal the exact number of flights affected due to the closure, individual airlines have been announcing cancellations or rescheduling of services to and from Mumbai.
Around 225 flights were cancelled and many more were rescheduled for two-day closure of the Mumbai International Airport main runway starting from Monday, an official said.
Air India has announced cancellation of at least 34 flights and rescheduled around half a dozen other services till Tuesday evening.
While Jet Airways has cancelled at least 64 domestic and six international flights, Spicejet has also cancelled around 70 services.
(With agency inputs)