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Expect flight disruptions as Delhi, Mumbai airports gear up for runway repair

Air passengers should brace for delays and disruptions, as Delhi and Mumbai airports will close their runways for maintenance at different periods starting next month and stretching through the first quarter of 2019. IGIA’s one of the runways will be closed for repair work for 13 days starting November 15.
“The works are scheduled to be undertaken for 13-day duration starting from November 15, 2018. This will lower the capacity of IGI Airport by 50 arrivals and 50 departures per day in this duration,” a DIAL spokesperson said.
The spokesperson also said these works are essential for safe aircraft operations and to avoid sudden disruptions that cause greater impact due to time required for planning the logistics.
Mumbai airport will also undertake runway maintenance and repair in two phases between October and March, a move that is likely to affect as many as 300 flights per day during the period. Due to the work, both the runways– 09/27 and 14/32– will remain shut for operations between 11 am and 5 pm on October 23, a spokesperson said.
In the second phase, the maintenance and repair work on the intersection will be carried out between February 7 and March 30 (except on March 21) from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


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