MUMBAI: Flyers travelling in and out of Mumbai Airport will now face delays until February 17 between 10 am and 5 pm for maintenance work on the main runway.
Due to the work, several flights were delayed by 30 minutes on Thursday, reports DNA.
During this period, the secondary runway will be used for take-off and landings. However, the capacity of the secondary runway is far less when compared to the primary runway due to which several flights will be delayed.
A Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), source, said, “The main runway will be shut till February 17 between 10 am to 5 pm except for February 7 and 14 due to maintenance work on instrument landing systems (ILS).”
ILS provides radio signal navigation to the pilot, giving the pilot vertical and horizontal guidance when landing in low visibility.
Jet Airways, in a Tweet, said, “Due to air traffic congestion in #Mumbai, arrival & departure delays of up to 30 mins are expected at Mumbai airport till 2200 hrs.”