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Pune airport to remain shut for 14 days from Oct 16

The Pune airport will remain closed for 14 days from October 16 as the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be undertaking runway resurfacing work said officials.

All commercial flights operating from the airport will remain suspended from October 16 to 29 due to the closure, they said.

“This is to inform all passengers that as per information received from Indian Air Force (IAF), due to runway resurfacing works, all flights from Pune Airport will not operate for 14 days from 16 October 2021 to 29 October 2021,” the airport tweeted through its official handle.

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Pune Airport is a civil enclave operating from the IAF station of Lohegaon, the primary function of which is to train IAF pilots by undertaking sortie operations. Although Pune is in the process of developing its own international airport in Purandar, issues pertaining to land acquisition have delayed the commencement of work.

This is the second shut down within a span of 13 years.

The closure will come as a big jolt to airline traffic which was badly affected due to interstate travel restrictions during and immediately after the second wave of Covid-19 infections and was slowly returning to normal.

(With inputs from PTI)

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