The runway at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala will be blocked from 16:00 to 21:00 hours on April 15th to allow a parade linked to the legendary Painkuni Festival to go smoothly.
The airport has issued an official statement on the adjustments, advising airlines and customers of the temporary suspension of nighttime flights. The airport's announcement indicated that domestic and international services have been rescheduled for those five hours, according to the Indian news agency ANI.
Due to a runway closure, operations at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala, India, would be disrupted for five hours on April 15th. In March/April, Kerala has a variety of festivals, one of which being the Painkuni Festival, which takes place at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The runway will be blocked to accommodate a festival procession.
The airport, which serves the South Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala, was founded in 1932 as the Kerala Flying Club. It has witnessed a significant expansion in operations throughout the years and was designated as an international airport in 1991.
It serves as a secondary hub for Air India Express and a focus city for several of the country's main domestic airlines. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport was turned over to the Adani Group in October last year as part of the Facilities Authority of India's (AAI) intention to lease out some of its airports.