Airports are infrastructures that are subject to constant change. Again and again, it is necessary to carry out small repairs and maintenance work in order to ensure all airport operations run safely and without disruption.
Over the last years the almost 60-year-old runway 15/33 at Salzburg Airport had to be partly renovated over and over again, causing enormous costs. Since this procedure can no longer be repeated for safety reasons, a general refurbishment of the runway is now inevitable.
In order to ensure a thorough and general refurbishment ot the 60-year-old runway, the airport will be closed for air traffic from April 24th 2019 until May 28th 2019. In this way very noisy works can be performed during daytime. Closing the airport during this period of time allows for an excellent quality of execution and for a longer operating life. The method chosen for renovating the runway is the safest way to help protect the population from noise during nighttime.