Manglore airport to be shut at night for six months

The night flight operations at the Mangalore International Airport (MIA) would be suspended for six months from November 1 to take up works on the runway end safety area and parallel taxiway.

Mangalore: The night flight operations at the Mangalore International Airport (MIA) would be suspended for six months from November 1 to take up works on the runway end safety area and parallel taxiway.

"There will be no flight operations at MIA between 11.30 PM and 7.30 AM for six months from November 1. Runways and its operations will be closed till April 30 next year. Airlines have rescheduled the flights accordingly," airport director J T Radhakrishna said.

The night operations would be closed down to take up works on the runway end safety area and parallel taxi way, he said in a release.

The Director General of Civil Aviation had approved the construction of a parallel taxiway which would link aircraft parking area with the runway and improvements on the runway end safety areas, Radhakrishna said.

All the works at MIA are expected to be completed by December 2015, he said.

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