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Runway maintenance

Flights in and out of Edinburgh will use the airport’s secondary runway as the main one undergoes essential maintenance work.

Following a standard inspection in August, engineers will carry out the maintenance work over the following three weekends:

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of October - 23:15 and 05:30.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October - 23:15 and 05:30.

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of October - 23:15 and 05:30.

The repairs will take place overnight to keep disruption to local communities to a minimum, with the main runway opening each morning.

Sixteen flights are currently scheduled for the listed Saturdays, with nine on the listed Sundays.

Flights operating within the repair period will use the secondary runway, meaning an alternative take-off and landing route will be used and the following neighbouring areas may be affected:

Bonnyrigg

Loanhead

Fairmilehead

Colinton

Sighthill

South Gyle

Kirkliston

Bo’ness

Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar said:

“The runway is our most prized asset and we have to make sure that it is fit for use, which is why we continue to invest in our facilities and carry out essential repairs.

“It is natural for the surface to show signs of wear and tear given the increased number of flights we are experiencing and we plan for such occurrences, so passengers should be safe in the knowledge that this is not unexpected.

“We will use the secondary runway during the repair period and that means some of our local communities will experience a slight increase in the number aircraft operations – this will be kept to an absolute minimum as we carry out these essential repairs.”

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