The operations at runway 09/27 resumed at around 11:30 pm after a SpiceJet Boeing 737 plane was moved to the paved area and subsequently to a hanger, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) official said.
In an exercise, which lasted for almost 24 hours, undertaken by the joint engineering team of national carrier Air India and the MIAL, the aircraft was removed from the runway at around 9:30 pm last night.
Nearly 180 flights were cancelled during the main runway closure period, which lasted for over 25 hours.
Mumbai airport, the second busiest in India, has two crossing runways - 09/27 (the main) and 14/32 (the secondary runway).
While the primary runway can handle up to 48 arrivals and departures per hour, the secondary runway has a capacity of 35 movements per hour. Overall, there are 930 flight arrivals and departures at the Mumbai airport every day.
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