Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Delhi airport to shut one runway from November 7

New Delhi: Thousands of fliers will face inconvenience as Delhi airport operator DIAL has said one runway would be shut for three days starting from November 7 to carry out maintenance work.
"Runway 11/29 of IGI Airport of New Delhi will remain closed for maintenance for three days from 0001 hours on November 7 to 0700 hours on November 10.
"The scheduled time was chosen after a careful evaluation by Airport Operator in close consultation with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the airlines," DIAL said in a statement.
According to the Delhi Airport International Ltd (DIAL), the two other runways -- 10/28 and 09/27 -- would accommodate the load of runway 11/29.
Airlines, including Indigo and SpiceJet, have cancelled some of their flights, with the capacity of the airport expected to be reduced by 30 per cent during the period, according to an article in India Today.
Around 300 flights will reportedly be affected by the reduced capacity. Currently, the airport handles 67 flights per hour, but between November 7 and November 10, the frequency will be restricted to 45 movements in an hour.
Last week, airline sources had said there would be curtailment of operations and many flights would have to be rescheduled on account of closure of one runway.
31/10/17 Times Now

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