Mumbai airports main runway shut for 6 hours; 225 flights cancelled


Airlines are offering free rescheduling of tickets as well as refund on the cancelled flights during this period.

As many as 225 flights operated by various airlines, including Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir and Vistara, were cancelled during the closure of the runway, an airport official said.

The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), which runs the city airport, has announced the closure of the main runway (O9/27) between 11 am and 5 pm for Monday and Tuesday.

A communication issued by the airport authorities said the cleaning process is done to remove rubber deposits on the runway, which is carried out before every monsoon season. Jet Airways is likely to face the maximum effect as Mumbai Airport happens to be the primary base.

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Mumbai airport is the second busiest airport in India in terms of total and worldwide passenger traffic after Delhi.

Additionally, Jet Airways also rescheduled another 70 flights, including 17 global ones.

Over 200 flights out of Mumbai International airport have been cancelled or re-scheduled after the main runway was taken up for scheduled maintenance work on Monday.

The airport had been partially closed the runway between February 1 and 17. However, the secondary runway is operational.

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Owing to this, Air India (AI) has has cancelled 34 flights, while it has rescheduled eight of its flights, all domestic-bound. "Passengers planning their travel during this period are requested to allow for sufficient time, in case of delays, while making their bookings", Air India said in a statement.

The 12,008-foot runway was built to handle 46 take-offs and departures in one hour. It has two crossing runways.

The Mumbai airport had on January 20 broken the record for the highest number of arrivals and departures in a 24-hour period.

Mumbai airport, which handled 45.2 million passengers during financial year 2017, now operates almost at full capacity.

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