• Jammu Airport Director Pravat Ranjan Beuria issued a contemporary flight schedule efficient from April 20, marking the resumption of regular flight operations to and from the airport.

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PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 10:44 PM IST

Normal flight motion would resume at Jammu Airport from Tuesday after it witnessed restricted seven-hour operations each day since March 20 owing to resurfacing work of the runway being accomplished by the Indian Air Force (IAF), officers stated on Sunday.

Jammu Airport Director Pravat Ranjan Beuria issued a contemporary flight schedule efficient from April 20, marking the resumption of regular flight operations to and from the airport.

According to the schedule, 25 flights of various airways would function from numerous locations.

“The airport will be available for operations under earlier normal watch hours with effect from April 20. The first flight from Delhi is expected to land at the airport at 7.35 am and the last flight to depart for Srinagar at 4.20 pm,” Beuria instructed PTI.

However, night time touchdown on the airport would take some extra time, he stated.

“The IAF is doing base work for runway lights to be fitted by the Airports Authority of India,” he stated.

Earlier, the IAF had proposed full closure of the airport for 15 days from March 6 for laying of the ultimate two high DAC-II layers on the runway floor.

But the order drew a robust resentment from the Jammu and Kashmir administration. It lodged a protest with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and requested the intervention of the Defence Ministry to make sure that the resurfacing is carried out in such a fashion that civilian air visitors shouldn’t be affected in the course of the day time. 

Later, the choice was modified and flight operations had been restricted to seven hours each day from March 10 to April 19 in session with the AAI.

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