Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Delhi airport to close one of its three runways for repair in November, flight disruptions likely

Flight operations at Delhi airports are likely to be hampered in November as one of its three runways will be closed for repairs for 13 days, PTI reported on Wednesday. Runway 27/09 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport will be closed for “preventive repairs” for 13 days from November 15, said the Delhi International Airport Limited in a statement.

“This will lower the capacity of IGI Airport by 50 arrivals and 50 departures per day in this duration,” said an unidentified DIAL spokesperson. The repairs are essential for safe aircraft operations and “to avoid sudden disruptions that cause greater impact due to time required for planning the logistics”, said the spokesperson.
The other two runways will continue to function normally. However, since the airport handles almost 1,300 flights every day, operating them with two available runways will lead to disruptions, reported the Hindustan Times.
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