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Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) advertisement in today's (June 15) newspaper.

"Reconstruction of Main Runway at Quetta International Airport

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided for the reconstruction of existing main runway (12000ft x 150 ft) at Quetta International Airport for the new generation aircraft operations. Approximate cost of the project is Rs. 1500 million."

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Quetta Airport has two parallel runways i.e. 12,000 feet long Runway 13/31 and 12,000 feet long Runway 13R/31L which is used for military aircraft only.

The advertisement is apparently for Runway 13/31. Probably reconstruction work will include runway extension.

I hope they also install Instrument Landing System (ILS) for this runway after completion of its extension/reconstruction work.

Most likely this runway reconstruction work is the reason why PIA Boeing 777 aircraft will not operate Hajj flights from Quetta this year. I quess during reconstruction work the entire 12,000 feet length of runway will not be available for bigger widebody aircraft types like Boeing 777.

On June 7, 2011, PIA gave a tender notice (>>see details here<<) for wet leasing an aircraft from a selected list of widebody aircraft types (Airbus A300-600, Airbus A330, Boeing 767-300 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar). Most likely the wet leased aircraft will operate Hajj flights from Quetta during this runway reconstruction/extension work.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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Advertisement in today's (February 17) newspaper.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan intends to pre-qualify local and international firms/contractors/joint ventures for civil and electrical works related to the project Reconstruction of Runway 13/31 and Allied Airside Facilities including taxiway/apron; and upgradation/modification of existing navigational aids/airfield lighting system at Quetta International Airport.

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CAA to Rehabilitate and Upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13/31

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In today's (July 23) newspaper.

Pre-Qualification of Contractors/Firms for Rehabilitation Upgradation of Runway 13/31 and Allied Facilities at Quetta International Airport

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) intends to pre-qualify local and international firms/contractors/joint ventures for civil and electrical works related to the project "Rehabilitation/upgradation of Runway 13/31 and allied airside facilities including link taxiway/apron and upgradation/modification of existing navigational aids/airfield lighting system at Quetta International Airport".

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Re: CAA to Rehabilitate and Upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13

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The airfield at Quetta has two runways i.e. Runway 13R/31L and Runway 13L/31R.

Apparently, Runway 13R/31L is used by military aircraft visiting Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Samungli and civilian/commercial aircraft visiting Quetta International Airport use Runway 13L/31R.

The CAA advertisement does not clarify which runway is going to be rehabilitated and upgraded.

Probably Runway 13L/31R used by civilian/commercial aircraft will be rehabilitated and upgraded?

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Re: CAA to Rehabilitate and Upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13

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13R/31L is basically a parallel taxi link which can be used as an emergency rwy for fighter and other small acft.
Interestingly an 80 Dubai airport days rwy rehabilitation project has just finished right on time. The northern rwy 30R/12L was completely dug up, re laid from bottom up just in fifty days.

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Re: CAA to Rehabilitate and Upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13

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Few years back (2006/7 ?), it took more than a year to widened the apron at quetta and a construct a new taxi link.
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Re: CAA to Rehabilitate and Upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13/31

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In December 19 newspaper:

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to pre-qualify contractors to upgrade Runway 13/31 at Quetta International Airport - Quetta.

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Re: CAA to Rehabilitate and Upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13/31

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In May 31 newspaper:

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to pre-qualify contractors for re-construction of rigid runway at Quetta International Airport.

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Re: CAA to Rehabilitate and Upgrade Quetta Airport Runway 13/31

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According to following corrigendum & addendum in July 20 newspaper, amendments have been made to encourage local contractors for re-construction of rigid runway at Quetta International Airport.

Last date for submission of pre-qualification document has been extended to August 5, 2019. Other terms and conditions will remain same.

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Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan and Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan will lay the foundation stone for Quetta International Airport runway extension project on March 4.

CAA sources said taxiway and apron area will also be expanded besides installation of modern equipment for the flight management at Quetta airport. The upgradation plan for the airport’s central runway will be completed within two years with the cost of Rs5 billion.

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Groundbreaking ceremony of the Quetta Airport runway held today. The project will allow Boeing 777 operations.

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Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan layed the foundation for reconstruction of main runway. Reconstruction of runway was long overdue. Because of the dilapidated condition of runway, wide body aircraft could not land at Quetta, effecting its connectivity to other parts of world. Federal Minister therefore directed CAA to immediately plan and undertake the project.

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Today with grace of Almighty we have laid the foundation for development of runway which Phase 3 of the project to upgrade Quetta International Airport. Phase 1 and Phase 2 included upgrading/expansion of Quetta Airport terminal building.

After the runway is completed, flight operations with large aircrafts Boeing 777 will be possible. Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that Quetta will have direct flights for hajj and other countries of the world.

Federal Minister said that we shall make all efforts to complete phase-3 by October 2021.The project will also boost the economic conditions through job creation, skill development and running of industry.

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Re: Quetta Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed

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From April 6, 2020, to September 15, 2020, Phase-I of Quetta International Airport Main Runway 13L/31R reconstruction will be performed.

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Seems reconstructed/extended runway to enable regular Boeing 777 flight operations in airport's hot & high conditions requiring longer takeoff run.

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From March 30 to June 30, digging maintenance work will be in progress from edge of the beginning of Runway 31 towards northern B-2 link taxi up to distance of 300 feet. All aircraft advised to exercise caution for landing/takeoff and taxiing on main runway.

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