Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will suspend domestic and international flight operations on Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 5pm, between October 31 and November 28.

From 5pm to noon the next day, flights will operate as usual.

The airport’s intersecting runways will undergo work for “prevention of surface”. This means, a technology that acts as a protective layer will be laid on the runways, which will seal the cracks and fill the surface pores. Once completed, the runways will have a longer shelf life.

Airlines have been informed by the airport to plan their winter schedule accordingly.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the second largest in India, after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, in terms of passenger handling capacity.