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.