As per the latest reports, travellers who are planning to fly via Vistara airlines and have to board their flights from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai might be in for some trouble and inconveniences since Mumbai airport has announced for a scheduled runway closure. This is bound to affect the Vistara flights between February 7, 2019, and March 30, 2019, on each and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is also worth noting, that the Vistara flights which are scheduled for March 21, 2019, will not be affected by this closure.
Flights to Remain Non-Operational Three Days a Week
To recall, this is not the first time that Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is closing its runways. Two years back, between October 18, 2016, and November 28, 2016, CSIA had also held a scheduled closure of its runways. Further, the main runway of CSIA was also closed for six days a week between February 2017 and April 2017. Lastly, back in October 2018, the runway was closed on 23rd. Going forward, between February and March, CSIA will close its runways for three days a week.
As per the information given by Vistara, the flights between Delhi and Mumbai are the ones to be affected by this closedown. Flight no. UK 995, UK 735, UK 963, UK 960, UK 993, UK 902, UK 963 and UK 994 will be non-operational between 7th February and 20th March. Further, between 22nd March and 30th March, the same flights will again remain non-operational.
CSIA Mumbai – Prime Hub for Airlines and Connectivity
It is worth noting that the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is the base of Jet Airways and the carrier carries out a lot of its international and domestic operations from here. Mumbai airport is also the base for the Wadia group-owned budget carrier, GoAir. On an average, the airport handles 970 arrivals and departures every day. However, as per the information, 8 flights out of the total are going to be non-operational in this time.