Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) advertisement in September 27 newspaper to hire Project Director for reconstruction and upgrading of Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R.

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Lahore Airport runways:

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Secondary Runway 18R/36L

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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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I dont get the long duration for which the runway stays closed. What exactly is the construction work that is going to take that long. Does anyone know?
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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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From October 9, 2020, to February 21, 2022.

Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R will remain closed due to runway reconstruction work started on August 4.

Secondary Runway 18R/36L will remain available for flight operations.

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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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From November 23, 2020, to February 21, 2022.

Reconstruction and up-gradation work on main Runway 18L/36R at Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP) - Lahore is in progress. Due to single runway and limited taxiway availability, backtrack/backtaxi, delayed departure and holding in air should be anticipated. Airlines advised to carry sufficient fuel for anticipated holding in air, delayed start up and delayed departure.

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Aircraft also expected to fly holding pattern due to unavailability of ILS CAT-IIIB on secondary Runway 18R/36L during foggy/poor visibility weather conditions in Lahore during winter.

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Source: flightradar24.com

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Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R reconstruction work.

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Re: Lahore Airport Runways, Taxiways and Apron Maintenance Work

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any new pictures or construction sight.
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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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From January 5, 2021, to February 21, 2022

Reconstruction and up-gradation on main Runway 18L/36R at Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP) - Lahore is in progress. Due to single runway and limited taxiway availability, back track, delayed, departures and holding in the air is anticipated. Airlines advised to carry sufficient fuel and anticipated holding in air, delayed start ups and delayed departures.

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Lahore Airport runways:

Main Runway 18L/36R
Secondary Runway 18R/36L

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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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I personally feel that poor planning is at foul here, surely we can construct and refurbish runways quicker than a year. It was absolutely impressive to see that Dubai done it within 45 days it was?

Secondly, to ensure fast taxi to/from the runway, would it not have been best to keep the crossing points on the main runway clear so that aircraft could leave/enter the secondary runway quicker?
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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R closed for reconstruction/rehabilitation work can be seen in this video.

The aircraft - AirSial Airbus A320 - is landing on airport's secondary Runway 18R/36L



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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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baberblues wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:03 pm I personally feel that poor planning is at foul here, surely we can construct and refurbish runways quicker than a year. It was absolutely impressive to see that Dubai done it within 45 days it was?

Secondly, to ensure fast taxi to/from the runway, would it not have been best to keep the crossing points on the main runway clear so that aircraft could leave/enter the secondary runway quicker?
There are multiple layers to a runway, a surface change on an asphalt runway can be done overnight given if you put in the machinery, however if you also go onto replace the whole runway from the bottom up it takes more time, Hong Kong will be closing it’s north runway for 3 years to refurbish it from the bottom up
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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Rehabilitated and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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Pakistan-1 wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:32 pm

There are multiple layers to a runway, a surface change on an asphalt runway can be done overnight given if you put in the machinery, however if you also go onto replace the whole runway from the bottom up it takes more time, Hong Kong will be closing it’s north runway for 3 years to refurbish it from the bottom up
On a recent visit to Lahore i had a good look at the work in progress at the airport and i think you might be right because not only was the asphalt dug up but the rock layer underneath it was also excavated and i think they are renovating the runway from the base layer itself hence the late completion time, the amount of rain Lahore receives i think its better to build the runway with care and expertise even if takes more time no one wants it to end up like the new Islamabad airport whose secondary runway’s parts sank down after a few months of opening.
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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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Thanks for the clarification and insight into runway construction. Could we possibly see the secondary runway being upgraded at some point too!
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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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baberblues wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:24 am Thanks for the clarification and insight into runway construction. Could we possibly see the secondary runway being upgraded at some point too!
Secondary runway 36L/18R is already rebuilt and renewed before main runway to be able to accommodate the traffic nowadays while main runway is closed.
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

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Dear All,
I was checking Lahore airport on Google map today where i find something unusual. I hope members and abbas bhai can figure out that.
Runway 18L is dugged up understandably due to upgradation of the runway but i also found another patch linking 18R to 18L which feels like a exit way link from secondary runway. i am unable to attach the picture but members can easily find on google map. Hope someone can confirm why and what is the purpose of this patch or linking exitway kind of thing.

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