CSM International Airport to go undergo major runway repair work in 2019

Expect flight disruptions between February and April 3, 2019 as the maintenance of the runway is carried out every seven years and the last one was done in 2011-12

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If you are planning take a flight from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) between February 16 and April 3, 2019, you might face delays as re-carpeting and overlay work for the runway intersection will be carried out in the time period.

As per senior airport officials, runway work is carried out once every seven years and the last one was done in 2011-12.

Another official said that the runways will be shut for six hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. He added that all flights operating between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm will be canceled until the intersection work is completed.

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CSM International Airport has two cross runways that on average can handle 950 flights on a daily basis. The main runway handles maximum flight operations, while the secondary runway is used when the main runway is not available for flight operations. CSM International Airport undergoes routine runway maintenance work on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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