Quetta (Web Desk): The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to close down the under-construction Gwadar International Airport in July due to expansion work on the runway.

According to media reports, the runway will be inoperable form July 1 to July 31. An alternative runway has not been designated by the authority as yet.

Following the refurbishment work, the Airbus A-320 will be able to land at the airport.

A weekly Gwadar-Kashgar flight is also expected to start after the runway renovation.

In February this year, Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chatta said construction work on the Gwadar International Airport, costing Rs22 billion, would be completed in October.