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Airport reopened after five hours

Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was re-opened for normal flight operations on Saturday afternoon after a scheduled five-hour maintenance closure, an official said.

mumbai Updated: Apr 23, 2011 18:06 IST

Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was re-opened for normal flight operations on Saturday afternoon after a scheduled five-hour maintenance closure, an official said.

Normal air services resumed as soon as the airport opened just before 4.30 pm.

The first to land here after the resumption of operations was a Jet Airways flight from Dubai, 9W 541, and the first departure was of a domestic service, Kingfisher IT 4123, to Bhavnagar.

"During the closure today, no flights were cancelled, there were no go-arounds, diversions or delays for any airlines. All airlines had been informed well in advance about the maintenance schedule," an airport official said.

There will be another scheduled closure for maintenance next Saturday between 11.30 am and 4.30 pm, the official said.

The Mumbai International Airport is in the process of carrying out major maintenance of the main runway, including shifting and realigning of the edge and centre lights of the runway.