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Runway repair: Chandigarh airport to shut for two weeks in February

Old Nov 10, 17, 1:42 pm
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Runway repair: Chandigarh airport to shut for two weeks in February

It's amazing the restrictions that have been put in place to repair the runway:

1. Airport closed every Sunday indefinitely
2. Airport hours restricted from 5 am - 4 pm indefinitely

And now total closure of airport for 2 weeks in February.

I am suspecting that this is being dragged out as long as possible by the Delhi airport lobby. This is a 6 month project that is projected to take 2 years. Even if it gets done there will be a lot of blockage like Amritsar is dealing with now. Flydubai has been wanting to fly to Chandigarh since 2009 but as yet has not received approval. Turkish (and conceivably Qater, Emirates, Etihad) wants to fly to Amritsar but is being blocked also, it's ridiculous.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab...YI58Y5nRL.html
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Old Nov 11, 17, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by slickvik View Post
I am suspecting that this is being dragged out as long as possible by the Delhi airport lobby.
very possible....but there is a limit to how long they can drag it....eventually chandigarh will have regular operations & delhi will lose out on a reasonable amount of traffic to them....
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Old Nov 11, 17, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
very possible....but there is a limit to how long they can drag it....eventually chandigarh will have regular operations & delhi will lose out on a reasonable amount of traffic to them....
Hard to say because Amritsar has the facilities And Is being blocked indirectly also. However chandigarh is a much better location itís central to Punjab himachel and Haryana. International flights have been discussed for the last 10 years this is really unbelievable.
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