Chandigarh Airport is gearing up to cater more traffic and become world-class airport in the time to come.
From October 3, Chandigarh international airport will start runway repairs which is going to affect the flight schedule on the airport.
The airport is currently operating till 10 pm, but from October 3, it will operate till 4 pm. Also, Sunday will be NO FLIGHT DAY as the day will be completely dedicated to repairs. This will continue till March 31.
What are the changes in the flight schedule?
Air India has announced its new schedule.
For Indigo, Spicejet and Jet Airways, many airlines stand chances of being cancelled. Their final announcement of flight schedule is still awaited.
Why all the repairs at Chandigarh International Airport?
To extend Runway Length from present 9,000 feet to 10,400 feet.
Why longer runway?
- To equip it to handle operation of wide-bodied aircrafts.
- Airlines can start direct flights to US, Europe or Canada
- Besides this, modern runway stripe will have better lighting system to operate in fog.
The repair may take at least 18 months to complete which means that there will be constant restrictions on commercial operation till then.
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