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Flying in and out of Mumbai today? 5-hour runway shutdown to delay flights

The Mumbai Airport will be closed for five hours between noon and 5 pm

ANI  |  Mumbai [India] 

Lufthansa flight LH764 from Munich stuck at the airport as the main runway was closed due to a tyre burst of an aircraft in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)
Lufthansa flight LH764 from Munich stuck at the airport as the main runway was closed due to a tyre burst of an aircraft in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

The airline operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai will be closed for five hours on Monday as the airport authorities are carrying out runway maintenance work.

The will be closed for five hours between noon and 5 p.m. Both the runways in Mumbai will be shut down for maintenance work during the said period of five hours on every Monday and Thursday for about a month - from October 31 until November 28. This means passengers would have to face inconvenience for a total of nine days.

The airport authorities have informed all airlines and even pilots about this maintenance work and scheduled closure. All flights heading towards Mumbai have been cancelled due to prevention runway surface work.

More than 200 flights are likely to be cancelled on each day, amounting to 2,100 cancellations in all.

Meanwhile, all passengers have been advised to call the airlines and check their flight departure schedule before they head to the airport.

First Published: Mon, October 31 2016. 11:55 IST
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