Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chandigarh International Airport: Only 27 flights to be operated from October 3

Chandigarh: From October 3, the number of flights operating at Chandigarh Airport will be reduced from existing 37 to 27, due to the runway up-gradation, according to the fresh schedule released by Chandigarh International Airports Limited (CHIAL). In its new schedule which would be in force from October 3 to 28, several airlines have curtailed their operations due to the limited watch hours at the airport. The first flight from October 3 will land at the airport at 7.10 am while the last flight will take off at 15.45. There will no flight operations on Sundays.
The number of flights is expected to further go down after the implementation of winter schedule at the airport after October 28.
As per the new watch hours, the runway would remain open for civil flights only from 5 am till 4 pm from October 3 to March 31, 2018. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has communicated that the Chandigarh International Airport would remain completely shut for 30 days, on two different occasions of 15 days each, during the resurfacing of the runway.
According to the new schedule, Jet Airways, which currently operates 10 flights, will now operate seven flights.
26/09/17 Indian Express
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