Thursday, April 11, 2019

24x7 cheer for Mohali airport

Mohali: In a big leap after getting the international airport tag four years ago, the airport became operational 24x7 from today.
This led to an increase in the number of flights from 27 to 34 at the airport today.

Deepesh Joshi, a spokesperson for the airport, said the number of flights would touch the 50 mark within two months.
He said the first flight arrived at 6.30 am today, while the arrival timing of the last flight was 8.30 pm. “Earlier, the flight operations were between 7.30 am and 6.30 pm. Today, the first flight from Delhi arrived here at 6.30 am, while the last flight arrived from Delhi at 8.30 pm,” said Joshi.

From April 30, the last flight will start coming from Bengaluru at 11.35 pm.

Now onwards, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) would remain functional 24x7, said Joshi. Earlier, the ATC timings were from 5 am to 7 pm.

The 24X7 operations are expected to bring more international flights to the airport.
11/04/19 Akash Ghai &Kaveesha Kohli/Tribune