Chandigarh International Airport To Remain Completely Shut in May 2018; Here’s Why?

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Chandigarh International Airport is all set to completely shut for 20 days in the month of May this year. Reason for same is the major expansion works and projects, Chandigarh Airport has stopped the flight schedule for May 2018. Losing over 1 lac travelers along with a great deal of monetary loss to the airlines, the Airports Authority of India, i.e. AAI has informed them well in advance about the same.

So, for all those who were planning their itinerary via Chandigarh Airport, better you should re-schedule your plans.  Scroll down to know details about Chandigarh International Airport being closed along with dates and all.

Chandigarh International Airport To Remain Completely Shut For 20 Days in May 2018 | Dates are as follows:

As the airport shall be completely shut for at least 3 weeks, travelers now shall have to plan their outings during the peak summer travel season again. The Chandigarh International Airport shall remain closed from May 12, 2018, to May 31st this year. The airlines have been notified about the closure of Chandigarh International Airport in advance for them to be prepared for the same.

Serving as the air base for Indian Air Force additionally with civilian flights, International Chandigarh Airport was also shut in February this year. This was done to extend the 9000 ft. runway to 12000 ft. Although some of the expansion work was completed in February. The remaining work of expansion of Chandigarh International Airport shall be accomplished in the next closure i.e in May 2018.

No Flights To Operate from Chandigarh International Airport in May 2018 For 3 Weeks | Check Details below:

Chandigarh International Airport remaining shut for 3 weeks in May 2018, after the news broke out has affected lacs of travelers this year. The airlines are suffering huge monetary losses due to re-scheduling their flights during the peak summer travel season this year.

Many of them have written to the authorities requesting them to change this schedule. Chandigarh International Airport which caters to 24 domestic flights per day & 3 international flights is expected to have 32 domestic ones by the summer.

This means, due to expansion work at Airport, more than 30 flights per day on a domestic front with 3 at the international level would suffer a great jolt. This expected to affect close to one lakh travelers from Chandigarh International Airport due to its closure.


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