Bengaluru International Airport To Shut Old Runway For 7 Months To Install CAT-IIIB Low Visibility Landing System

Swarajya Staff

Feb 05, 2020, 05:03 PM | Updated 05:03 PM IST

The terminal at Kempegowda International Airport (photo via Twitter)
The terminal at Kempegowda International Airport (photo via Twitter)

To facilitate runway upgradation work, the old runway at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will be closed for seven months, reports Times Of India.

During this period, KIA will install of CAT-IIIB landing system to guide pilots onto the runway and land the aircraft safely during low visibility conditions.

In the meantime the newly inaugurated south parallel runway will be used for flight operations from 26 March to 4 November.

This new runway was inaugurated in 5 December 2019 and is fitted with centreline lights, however it is not CAT IIIB compliant and only CAT-I compliant. However as the operations stabilises this runway will also be upgraded to CAT IIIB compliant

In a circular issued by Bangalore International Airport said that the new runway is expected to become fully operational by the first week of April 2020.

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