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Pune airport to start normal operations from 16 May news
21 April 2008

Pune: Airport authorities have confirmed that normal operations at the Pune airport will resume from 16 May, by when re-carpeting work of the runway is expected to be complete. Airlines will have to put up with some inconveniences, however, as the airport, located in the suburb of Lohegaon, will remain closed every Saturday from 11am to 5pm for maintenance work.

''The airport will be operational for 24 hours from May 16 and it will accommodate all the 35 flights, which were operational before the partial closure,'' said JP Mathur, deputy general manager, Pune airport. This was communicated to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) by the Indian Air Force. ''They have also informed that on every Saturday the airport would have to be shut down from 11 am to 5.30 pm for the maintenance work of the runway,'' he said.

The air traffic control (ATC) operations at the Pune airport is controlled by the air force. ''There will also be a green period from 8am to 10.30am every day for the low level flying of the fighter planes,'' said Mathur.


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Pune airport to start normal operations from 16 May