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19 Jul 2019 | 02:40 AM UTC

India: Jammu Airport (IXJ) to close for runway repairs for 15 days in October

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Jammu Airport (IXJ) to close for runway maintenance for 15 days in October; confirm reservations

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India


Jammu Airport (IXJ) in Jammu and Kashmir state will be closed for 15 days in October to facilitate runway maintenance. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will complete two phases of runway reconstruction; one in October and one in mid-2020. All commercial flights will be suspended for this period. Precise dates have not been announced as of Wednesday, July 17.


IXJ handles 20 flights per day, primarily from Delhi, Srinagar, and Mumbai.


Individuals traveling to Jammu are advised to monitor the situation, confirm reservations, and maintain flexible itineraries.

Many Western governments advise against travel to parts of Jammu and Kashmir, notably including areas near the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.


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