Mumbai Airport’s runway closure in February & March 2019

Mumbai Airport’s runway closure is starting to become a yearly thing now. They had shut both the runways for maintenance from October 18, 2016, through November 28, 2016. Then the main runway was shut for six days a week from February 2017 through April 2017. Then for six hours on October 23, 2018. Now Mumbai airport will close both the runways, three days a week, in February and March 2019.

From February 7 to March 30, 2019, both the runways will close for six hours from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This closure will be due to re-carpeting and overlay work of the runway intersection. While the news about a possible closure was out in September 2018, a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) was issued last month.

Mumbai Airport runway closure February to March 2019

Mumbai Airport

Already, airlines have adjusted their schedule accordingly, and no flights are available during the closure period. Vistara has already issued a travel update regarding affected flights. Even Jet Airways which is the largest carrier out of Mumbai has put out a list of affected flights.

International airlines such as Kenya Airways have pushed back their affected flights to later departure time. Check your tickets and confirm with the airlines in case your flight was scheduled during the affected period. I’d expect airfares to go up again due to reduced flights at this time.


  1. Airlines have already adjusted their schedules. If your flight is already scheduled, then you will be fine. No point asking about each flight here.

  2. I am flying on 19 th from Mumbai to Birmingham and flight is at 10.25 am. Please advice would my flight be affected

  3. Im flying to hethrow london via abu dhabi 945 am flight on 26th march r the flights before 11am effected

  4. I am travelling on 21st Feb Thursday from MUM-AHM through Spice jet SG-635 @ 5.35pm, will it be effected. Please advice

  5. International flight airways flies from Auckland to Singapore SQ 282
    Singapore to Mumbai ..flight number SQ 422
    Reaches mumbai 28 TH
    WILL IT BE ABLE TO LAND IN MUMBAI on the 27th March 2019.??

  6. Hi,

    On Mar 30th, I am flying Indigo Airlines 6E-482 leaving Mumbai at 8:30AM. Will this flight be affected?

    Thank you,

  7. I’m flying Mumbai-Jammu on indigo 6e 559 on 3/27 ( Wednesday in March). 10:45 AM
    Any update for this flight yet?

  8. I m flying from( GO Air 395) Bangalore to mumbai on feb 2019 (SATURDAY). My deptarture time is at 8.10 am and lands mumbai at 9.55 am..
    Is there any updates for this flight resheduling ?

  9. I’m flying Bom-JDH on 9W 412 on 2/12 (a Tuesday in February)… flight leaves at 11:40 am, yet the flight isn’t on the list of cancelled Jet flights. I called in and they say the flight is still planned as scheduled. Do you suppose they will reschedule it to leave before 11am or will they eventually cancel it?

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