The runway of the Mumbai airport will remain closed for six hours today for maintenance purpose. Several flights have reportedly been rescheduled. This is likely to affect nearly 300 flights that operate out of the airport every day on an average. Mumbai airport will undertake runway maintenance and repair in two phases between October, and February-March period.
Repair & maintenance work on the intersection to be done from 1100 hrs to 1700 hrs today at Mumbai Airport. Several flights rescheduled.— ANI (@ANI) October 23, 2018
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The runway will remain closed from 11 am to 5 pm. Passengers booked on evening departures out of Mumbai with flights scheduled between 5 PM and 7.30 PM are likely to face delays.
"Mumbai airport runway will be closed from 1100 hours to 1700 hours IST. Please visit Air India website, app or contact call centre for details on rescheduled and cancelled flights," national carrier Air India informed its passengers through a tweet Monday.
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Earlier, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) had said 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.