PESHAWAR: The recently renovated Bacha Khan International Airport was shut down on Thursday for large body airplanes till June 4 due to repair work being done on the taxiway.

Civil Aviation official said that taxiway needed to be upgraded as it become ‘bumpy’ due to extreme heat. The facility has been partially closed for flights for the next five days and will resume routine operations on June 5.

The airport will remain closed between now and June 4, the flights that would take off from or land in Peshawar are asked to be taken from the newly constructed Islamabad International Airport.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that passengers of affected flights are being informed on the contact numbers they had provided at the time of booking.

The Bacha Khan International Airport has recently underwent expansion and renovations, with the ‘improved’ facility inaugurated by erstwhile prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on May 23.

Courtesy: TNN