Starting today, the Mumbai airport will be cancelling almost 5,000 flights in order to carry out required operations. By Gayatri Moodliar

Due to maintenance operations, the runways of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai’s most important airport, will remain shut every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from February 7 – March 30, from 11 am to 5 pm, a representative of the airport confirmed.  

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Image courtesy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

However, a normal flight schedule will be present on Holi, March 21, ensuring that you reach family and friends wherever, in order to celebrate the day.  

So, if you’re planning on making any travel arrangements to and from Mumbai, be sure to plan accordingly, as the fares are obviously going to see a hike during this period.  

The Mumbai airport is one of the busiest airports in the country, its 2017-18 traffic saw almost 50 million passengers, out of which 71.9% were domestic travels.  

BloombergQuint reports that flights to Delhi, Goa and Bengaluru are expected to witness the most cancellations.

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