Mumbai: Flights to and from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will be suspended on April 9 and 10, for six hours each day — between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. — for removal of rubber deposits on the runway, a routine pre-monsoon maintenance exercise.
A NOTAM (Notice to Airmen, to alert them of potential hazards) from Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said that work will be carried out on the intersection of CSMIA’s cross runways on April 9 and 10. “All affected airlines are advised to cancel or reschedule their flights during the closure period,” a note sent by the airport to airlines said. MIAL officials said that passengers booked on these days can expect messages from their airlines regarding cancellations or reschedulings. They added that maintenance of the Instrument Landing System would also be conducted on these days.
At least a hundred flights will be affected.