Tag: runway

Virgin Atlantic withdraws support for Heathrow third runway

Airline chief Shai Weiss attacks airport’s proposal to increase landing charges by 120% Photograph: Susannah Ireland/Rex Virgin Atlantic has withdrawn its support for Heathrow’s third runway plans amid an ongoing row over the cost of flying from Britain’s biggest airport. The carrie...

Aircraft crash and rescue exercise conducted on the third runway

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) conducted an aircraft crash and rescue exercise today, in preparation for the commissioning of the Third Runway this year. Conducted in accordance with aerodrome licensing requirement, the exercise aimed to provide Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and the ...

Russia missile strike damages Odesa airport runway

A Russian strike hit the airport in Odesa, southwestern Ukraine, on April 30, 2022, destroying the runway. The runway was a new development opened last July, taking 10 years of construction. Odesa regional governor Maksym Marchenko said Russia had used a Bastion missile, launched from Crimea,...

Third runway completed at Hong Kong International Airport

Officiating by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today held a ceremony to mark the completion of runway pavement works for the new Third Runway, a major milestone of the Three-runway System (3RS) project at Hong Kong Internat...

Palanga Airport is preparing for reconstruction in autumn 2021

Palanga Airport is preparing for an important reconstruction in the autumn of 2021, as the runway of the airport will be reconstructed and other works will include renewal of the taxiway and other parts of the apron. The search for a contractor for these works will be announced this week and the con...

Renovation of runway 07L/25R at Brussels Airport will be completed this weekend

The renovation works on runway 07L/25R at Brussels Airport and the final tests will be completed on the 23rd of August at 6 am, at which time the runway will be taken in use again. The contractors worked day and night, 7 days a week, to limit the duration of the runway closure and the impact of thes...

Doncaster Sheffield Airport closed after aircraft skids off runway

Doncaster Sheffield Airport closed after aircraft skids off runway

Doncaster Sheffield Airport was thrown in to chaos yesterday afternoon after a 747 aircraft skidded off the runway. A spokesman for the airport confirmed that there were no injuries reported following the incident, no passengers except crew were onboard at the time. [caption id="attachment_293...

Frankfurt Airport: Northwest Runway Back in Operation from July 8

Frankfurt Airport’s Northwest Runway (07L/25R) will go back into operation on Wednesday, July 8. Based on the planning figures of the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) the use of the runway will become necessary to ensure stable flight operations at Frankfurt Air...

Turkey’s Istanbul Airport ready to rise together with third independent runway

Istanbul Airport becomes only the second airport in Europe to operate three independent runways. Istanbul Airport is continuing its success story by opening the third independent runway, it was inaugurated in a ceremony by president Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling it “Istanbul Airport is Turkey...

Heathrow not likely to need third runway for up to 15 years

Heathrow not likely to need third runway for up to 15 years

John Holland-Kaye the chief executive of Heathrow today said, due to the coronavirus crisis it could be 10 to 15 years before the UK need a third runway. “In 10 to 15 years, if we are successful in rebooting the UK economy and getting back to full swing, then I think we will still need a th...

Istanbul Airport prepares for third runway opening in June

An official application declaring the Istanbul Airport’s third runway is to be ready for flight operations by 18 June 2020 has been filed with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Once the airport’s third independent runway commences operations, Istanbul Airport will become the first...

İGA files application with Directorate General of Civil Aviation for 3rd Runway

Istanbul Airport continues its 3rd runway preparations in full force. An official application declaring the airport’s 3rd independent runway to be ready for flight operations by 18 June 2020 has been filed with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.  Istanbul Airport, which has alread...

Heathrow Airport planes prevented from taking off as aircraft blocks runway

Heathrow Airport planes prevented from taking off as aircraft blocks runway

A runway at Heathrow Airport was temporarily blocked by a plane suffering a technical fault preventing planes from taking off as an aircraft was towed from the taxiway. United Airlines flight UA924 from Washington DC to Heathrow, that was held in the air, declared an emergency due to low fuel le...

Changi Airport to operate using Runway 1 and Runway 3 from October 2020

Changi Airport to operate using Runway 1 and Runway 3 from October 2020

Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced today that Changi Airport will operate using Runway 1 and Runway 3 from 25 October 2020. To ensure the safety of flight operations, Runway 2 will be closed temporarily for the next phase of infrastructure works for the Changi East project. These works are ne...

Ireland West Airport to attract 1m passengers with upgraded runway

Ireland West Airport to attract 1m passengers with upgraded runway

Ireland West Airport has officially opened a new €11 million refurbished runway, designed and project managed by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. The 2,400m runway handles all flights at Ireland West Airport making it central to the airport’s vision of attracting one million passen...

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