As per the latest news reports, the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow will not be operating any night flight operations for four months. Referring to this, airport officials in the know-how added that night flight operations will remain suspended from February 23 to July 11.
If reports are to go by, there will be no flight operations between 9:30 pm and 6 am during this period.
The Lucknow airport, during this period, will be undertaking the expansion and upgradation work of its existing runway (airside) to prepare for future challenges with the rise in number of passenger and cargo flow.
Revealing more about this, an airport spokesperson added that during the four-month period, the airport will be undertaking various construction activities to upgrade the infrastructure on the airside, which will include new ground lights for aircraft operations, introduction of three new link taxiways, runway end safety area made of sand and aircraft turn pad expansion.
The airport official added that they have already informed the airlines about non-availability of the runway for 8.5 hours for them to facilitate the passengers accordingly.
Reports suggest that the airport has also 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.