The Indian Air Force has intimated to the airport authorities about a total closure of passenger flight operations from the airport between April 26 and May 9 to facilitate the ongoing runway re-carpeting works.
The airport is part of the IAF’s air base at Lohegaon. The air force controls the 2,530m runway and air traffic control. “We have received the closure intimation from the IAF,” city airport director Kuldeep Singh said on Sunday.
As of now, passenger flights are operating for only 12 hours, from 8am to 8pm, ever since the runway recarpeting work commenced at the airport from October 26 last year.
The complete closure will affect airlines and flyers, especially those who have already booked their tickets for travel between April 26 and May 9.