Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mumbai airport closure: Oman residents told to check with airlines for delays

Muscat: Many Oman residents may not have connecting flights at Mumbai International Airport for two days, after 225 flights were cancelled following a two-day closure of the airport’s main runway starting from Monday.
"The main runway of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) handled by MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Limited), will be non-operational on April 9 and 10, 2018 between 1100 hrs to 1700 hrs on account of pre-monsoon maintenance activities," GVK Group, which runs the Mumbai airport, said in a statement.

"Passengers are requested to connect with their respective airlines," it added.

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

The city airport is the main base of Jet Airways and a bulk of its operations, both domestic and international, are carried out from Mumbai. "Due to the pre-planned maintenance activities before the monsoon season, the runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will be closed on April 9-10 from 1100 hours to 1700 hours," Jet Airways had informed its passengers on its website, ahead of the runway closure.
10/04/18 Times of Oman