Flight movement out of Mumbai airport was smooth on Thursday barring a few delays. The secondary runway solely handled flight movement because the visibility was good.
For the past few days the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) had to suspend repairs on the main runway because the smaller runway is not equipped with the Instrument Landing System, a ground aid used for flight movement during poor visibility.
On Thursday, however, the main runway was shut for eight hours from 9am to 5pm as usual, said a MIAL spokesperson.
The runway is shut daily for that period, except Sundays since November 1. A Jet Airways Mumbai-Chandigarh flight was amongst the few flights delayed because of bad weather in north India.
The flight scheduled to leave at 9:40 am left the city airport at 11:54 am.
Visibility at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport was also better than the past few days. Low visibility was enforced for only four hours as compared to 17 hours on Wednesday.
The airport handled 74 flights, not a single flight was cancelled, diverted or rescheduled.