West Bengal’s Bagdogra airport located in the western part of Siliguri, will be remain shut for airline operations for 15 days due to resurfacing works on the sole runway.
Bagdogra Airport in a social media update informed “Bagdogra Airport will be closed for operations from 11 Apr 22 to 25 Apr 22 due to resurfacing work of final layer of the flexible portion of Runway.”
Flight operations at Bagdogra International Airport in West Bengal were halted and 21 flights were cancelled after runway damage was observed last week. However, the flight operation was streamlined from the next day, according to P Subraman, Director of Bagdogra Airport.
Airlines Cancelled Flights To/From Bagdogra
Indian low-cost carrier like IndiGo and SpiceJet has cancelled their flights to/from Bagdogra Airport between 11 April And 25th April 2022. And both airlines are offering free rescheduling and change options for affected customers.
“Runway at Bagdogra Airport will remain completely closed for re-carpeting from 11th April 2022 to 25th April 2022. In view of this changes in our schedule are expected. Kindly re-confirm the departure/arrival date and time of flight to/from Bagdogra.” said IndiGo in a trade circular.
Bagdogra airport serves as a civil enclave for the Indian Air Force’s AFS Bagdogra. It also serves as a gateway airport to the hill stations of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kurseong, Kalimpong, Mirik, and other regions of the North Bengal region, with thousands of tourists passing through each year. The airport stands as an important transportation hub in the area.