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Maintenance work: small number of flights change path

Annual maintenance work on the main runway at Edinburgh Airport necessitates the altering of a small number of flight routes this weekend and in weekends throughout May 2016.

Every Saturday and Sunday - starting May 7 - between the hours of 23:15 and 05:00 - when there is minimal air traffic - runway maintenance will result in aircraft taking off from and landing on the airport’s secondary runway.

Communications Director Gordon Robertson said:

“Only a very small number of flights will operate during the maintenance period and these flights will have to use an alternative route. Our main runway will reopen before 5:00 each morning so flights can operate as normal.

“At Edinburgh Airport we are committed to having the highest possible safety standards and these essential works maintain that standard throughout the year, to ensure our runway is has the highest standard of durability for our peak season ahead.”


The areas that may be affected include: Bonnyrigg, Loanhead, Fairmilehead, Colinton, Sighthill, South Gyle, South Queensferry and Kirkliston