Night flights from Pune will not operate for the next one year to allow recarpeting work of runway, according to a report released by Pune Airport Director. Here is what we know about this latest update. By Amitha Ameen
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Night flight operations at Pune airport will remain shut for one year as recarpeting work of the runway will begin from October 26 onwards. “Since the work is planned during the night time, the runway will be shut for flight operations between 8 pm and 8 am,” said Kuldip Singh, Pune Airport Director (as reported by Live Mint).
According to the report, all night flight activities including take-offs and landings have been rescheduled to fit in during the daytime, meaning around 10 night-flight services will be rescheduled.
“Keeping in mind, growing traffic from Pune, AAI’s Pune Airport has started working on a Multi-Level Car Parking (MLCP) including 2 basements & rising three levels above the ground floor. This will not only add to airport facilities but will aid travellers’ convenience,” stated Airports Authority of India in a tweet.
Keeping in mind, growing traffic from Pune, #AAI‘s Pune Airport @aaipunairport has started working on a Multi-Level Car Parking (MLCP) including 2 basements & rising three levels above ground floor. This will not only add to airport facilities but will aid travelers’ convenience. pic.twitter.com/JcNQaANZ4I
— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) September 24, 2020
“We have 12 hours with us and with social distancing norms, we can operate about four flights in an hour. Currently, we have 42 flights and have the capacity to run 48 flights,” added Singh. The Pune Airport is a civil enclave that is operated by the Airports Authority of India on the western side of Lohagaon Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force and operates both domestic and international flights.