Mumbai airport’s main runway shut for six hours; 225 flights cancelled
Mumbai: As many as 225 flights Operated by various airlines, including Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India, Spice Jet, Go Air and Vistara were cancelled as the GVK-led private operator shut the main runway for pre-monsoon maintenance activities for six hours in Mumbai.
The runway will be un-operational on April 9 and 10 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. said in a statement. Besides the cancelled flights, at least 78 were rescheduled, according to statements by airlines.
The airport, the second busiest in the country, operates at close to full capacity. It has two crossing runways. While the primary runway can handle up to 48 arrivals and departures an hour, the secondary has a capacity of 35 movements per hour. On an average, 970 flights arrive or take off from the airport every day.