Friday, December 29, 2017

Highs and Lows of Chandigarh International Airport Expansion Plan

Since the inauguration of the new terminal at Chandigarh International Airport in 2015 by Mr. Narendra Modi, it has been in headlines. Recently, the news of remodeling the runway hit the newsstand encouraging several changes in the flight schedule and airport. Where at one end expansion of the International Airport welcomed the most awaited Chandigarh – Bangkok international flight there, the problems with the expansion of the runway spiked.
After the inauguration of the new terminal at Chandigarh International Airport, the flight schedule disrupted and many flights got canceled. With the best interest of expanding the runway and implementing the latest technology, the Airport authorities have announced the closing of the airport for half a month of February 2018.

This closing of the airport has disrupted the flight schedule and has disappointed many of the travelers. The time of operation of the Airport has been changed to 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  These are some lows that have been encountered after the process of expanding the runway began. Coming to the highs, finally, Air India has begun the flight connecting Chandigarh to Bangkok directly in December 2017. Along with the direct flight to Bangkok, Chandigarh Airport authorities also introduced Gold Seizures.
After the work on the runway is complete the Airlines will be able to connect Chandigarh’s International Airport with the long distance flights. These new flights will connect Cannada, UK, and Europe. It already has initiated the flight between Chandigarh and Bangkok. After the work on the runway is complete you will be able to fly to the prominent international destinations directly from UT.
Recently the announcement has been made stating that the Chandigarh International Airport will remain closed for 15 days in February 2018. This closing of the Airport is going to be on account of progressing the work on the runway at Chandigarh International Airport. Although the completion of the expansion is expected to be complete by the end of the 2018 year. So, let us hope that the work completes quickly and there are no more delays.
29/12/17 Vaishali Sonik/Chandigarh Metro

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