The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is going to get busier than usual. This is because of the 12th edition of the Aero show, a trade event that will showcase the products of global and Indian Aerospace and defence firms. Along with this military and civil aircraft will be displayed (flying and static). The show is held once every two years and enables the Indian aerospace industry as well as other allied service providers to exhibit their products and services to the niche audience.
The Air Show has been scheduled from February 14- February 24 2019. Because of the show, the airport will remain non-operational for some hours daily for 11 days to hold practice sessions for the Aero Show. So for that duration, the flight cancellation and delays are going to be inevitable. However, the flight authorities will be informing the passengers beforehand about the delays and cancellations or grant compensation to make sure there is no public inconvenience.
The timings for the practice sessions will be:
- Feb 14-17: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
- Feb 18-19: 10 AM to 12 PM and 2:00 PM to 5 PM
- Feb 20 : 9:00 AM to 12 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Feb 21-24: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Not only will global leaders and investors be participating in the biennial event but think tanks from all over the world will also be joining in this event organised by the defence ministry along with other organisers.
Mumbai Airport flights cancelled
Same is the case with Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai. The airport might cancel as many as 5000 flights from February 7 to March 30, 2019. Starting tomorrow, the airport will remain closed from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This is being done for runway maintenance and repairs. They might also be cancelling flights going to Goa, Bangalore, and Delhi. But on the day of Holi (March 21), the airport will be completely functional for the whole day.
If you are planning to travel to or from Mumbai during these days please keep in mind that flight charges may increase. Additionally, as the cut-off time is 11 am, aircraft that can’t take off or land before this stipulated time might be grounded or diverted. Passengers should ensure that they check with their airlines so they don’t miss flights that could be rescheduled to meet this deadline.
Further, International flights get priority and this could mean domestic flights might get delayed or cancelled.
Those flying from Bangalore or Mumbai airports during these times should maintain caution and be alert for any changes.