Pune Airport will not operate any night flights for a year due to the re-carpeting work that is underway on the runway of the airport.
“The re-carpeting work of runway is going to start from October 26 and will be on for around one year. Since the work is planned during the night time, the runway will be shut for flight operations between 2000 and 0800,” said Kuldip Singh, Airport Director, Pune Airport.
All the night flight services, including take-offs as well as landings, have been spread out in the day time, as per Singh. On an average, ten flight services from the night hours will be scheduled in the day time.
Pune Airport, a civil enclave, is operated by the Airports Authority of India at the western side of Lohagaon Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. The airport serves both domestic and international flights, especially to West Asia.
The increasing flights have made construction of a new terminal and runway expansion necessary.