Mumbai International Airport to shut down on Tuesdays

28 Oct 2009

Mumbai AirportMumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will be closed for six hours every Tuesday between 12pm and 6pm until March 8, 2010.

This is due to maintenance work at the intersection of the main and alternative runways.

Alterations have already been made to flight schedules on Tuesdays. Jet Airways said there would be cancellations or merging of flights and would be informing passengers of developments, while Kingfisher has either changed flight timings or flight numbers.

Travellers are advised to reach the airport early should their flights be between 1100 and 1200 on a Tuesday. Flight schedules will be strictly adhered to in order to avoid major delays or diversions.

An airport official warned: ‘‘The flight will not wait as in the case of a delay. There will be no way out for the next six hours. So passengers will have to be careful and make sure that they board on time."

While the project will suspend most operations, the shortened runway permits smaller aircraft movements. These include ATRs, Boeing B737s, Airbus A319s and A320s.

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Jarrel Tan

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