The flight operations during nights at the Goa airport will be shut till September 2021 because the runway is being closed for modernization, a senior official said. The Goa airport is part of the INS Hansa Base at Vasco town in Goa.
Indian Navy spokesman said the modernization work has begun from May 8 onwards which will continue till September 8, 2021. The runway will remain closed for all the traffic from 2200 hours to 0630 hours, he said.
He said the modernization work is being executed by Tata Power SED and will be carried out during night hours to have minimal impact on civil aircraft operations.
Goa Airport Director Gagan Malik said the closure won’t have much impact on the civilian flight operations.
He said that because of the pandemic situation, almost 90 percent of the flights have canceled their schedule to Goa.
The closure might have a 10-12 percent impact on us but we’ll be able to mitigate it, Malik added.