Mumbai Airport Latest Update: The Mumbai will suspend all kinds of flight operations for six hours on October 18 for runway maintenance work, which is likely to hit passengers significantly, the private airport operator said on Thursday.Also Read - Navratri Celebrations Take Over Mumbai Airport As Passengers Break Into Impromptu Garba Dance On Chogada | Watch

The air passengers must note that the Mumbai airport has two intersecting runways, the main runway 9/27 and secondary runway 14/32, which handle around 800 flights per day, making it the second busiest aerodrome after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Also Read - Kareena Kapoor Khan Panics After Being Manhandled by Fans at Mumbai Airport, Watch

The Adani Group, which runs the Mumbai airport, on Thursday said it has “planned a runway closure on October 18 from 11 AM to 5 PM, for repair and maintenance work on both its runways”, as part of its annual post-monsoon preventive maintenance exercise. Also Read - 'No Adani Group Company Ever Defaulted In Any Debt Payment', Says The Group

During the closure period, the facility operator will carry out major work such as runway edge lights for runway 14/32, upgradation of AGL (aeronautical ground lights ), among others, it stated.

CSMIA (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport) said that in cooperation with key stakeholders, it has already rescheduled flights for the runway closure period to ensure smooth completion of the maintenance work.