LUCKNOW: The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (CCSIA) in Lucknow is set to undertake expansion and upgradation work of its existing runway (airside) to prepare for future challenges with the rise in number of passenger and cargo flow. Keeping this in mind, the airport administration has decided to put a ban on commercial night flight operations for four months from February 23 to July 11 between 9.30pm and 6am.
“During the four-month period , the airport will be undertaking various construction activities to upgrade the infrastructure on the airside which includes introduction of three new link taxiways, new ground lights for aircraft operations, runway end safety area made of sand and aircraft turn pad expansion,” an airport spokesperson said.
“We have informed the airlines about non-availability of the runway for 8.5 hours for them to facilitate the passengers accordingly.”
The airport received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change to enhance the passenger handling capacity up to 39 million per annum from existing 4.5 million, and cargo handling capacity up to 0.25 million tonne per annum.

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