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

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

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In December 19 newspaper:

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to pre-qualify contractors for rehabilitation of main runway 18L/36R and upgrading of secondary runway 18R/36L at Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP) - Lahore.

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Lahore Airport Runways

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

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According to news sources, work on secondary runway of Lahore Airport has been completed. A Safety Assessment Board is due to inspect the runway and approve its reopening for flight operations in next few days.

After re-opening of the secondary runway, work on primary runway will begin.

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Lahore Airport Secondary Runway 36L/18R available for flight operations, according to NOTAM issued by Pakistan CAA today.

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

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Seems like the PCN has been increased to 69 from earlier 55. Comfortable enough for all type of aircraft operating to and from Lahore to use 36L/18R now.
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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) notice in June 12 newspaper for pre-qualification of contractors for reconstruction and upgrading of Lahore Airport's main runway 18L/36R.

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According to news sources:

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Pakistan CAA is expected to close Lahore Airport main Runway 36R/18L in next six months for major repair/re-carpeting.

For the time being, in coming days the main Runway 36R/18L will be closed daily from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM for minor repairs.

The airport's secondary Runway 18R/36L will be available for flight operations.

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Lahore Airport's main Runway 36R/18L will be closed for flight operations from June 28 to July 1 for plate load test. Heavy machinery will be positioned on Runway 36R/18L. Pilots advised to be careful.

The airport's secondary Runway 36L/18R will be available for flight operations. Airlines advised to operate aircraft according to Runway 36L/18R pavement classification number (PCN) 69/F/C/Y/T.

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) tender notice in March 4 newspaper for the reconstruction of Lahore Airport's main Runway 18L/36R.

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From April 20, 2020, to October 19, 2021, Lahore Airport's main Runway 36R/18L will be closed for flight operations due to runway reconstruction work.

Flight operations will continue from airport's Secondary Runway 36L/18R for aircraft compatible with secondary runway specifications.

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June 4, 2020, to December 21, 2021, owing to prevailing circumstances in the country due to COVID-19 work, Lahore Airport's main Runway 36R/18L will remain closed for aircraft operations due to reconstruction work which shall now commence from June 4, 2020.

Flight operations will continue from airport's Secondary Runway 36L/18R for aircraft compatible with secondary runway specifications.

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

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Upgradation over a period of 1.5 years??? How will LR flights operate out of Lahore?
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From July 24, Runway 36L/18R is available for flight operations having following characteristics

LENGTH AND WIDTH: 2743 X 46M
SHOULDERS: NOT PROVIDED
PCN: 69/F/C/X/U
THRESHOLD COORDINATES:
36L (313033.099N 742408.60E)
18R (313202.104N 742410.188E)
STOPWAY: 36L(274M) AND 18R(244M)
CLEARWAY: 36L(274M) AND 18R(244M) RESA 36L (92 X 90M)
SECONDARY RUNWAY: 36L PRECISION APPROACH CAT-1 WITH SIMPLE APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM

AIRLINES TO OPERATE AIRCRAFT COMPATIBLES WITH PCN VALUE 69/F/C/X/U OF SECONDARY RUNWAY 36L/18R

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From August 4, 2020, to February 21, 2022.

Reconstruction of Lahore Airport's main Runway 36R/18L will start on August 4, 2020, therefore main runway will be closed for all aircraft operations.

Flight operations will continue at Lahore Airport from airport's secondary Runway 36L/18R for aircraft compatible with runway specifications.

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

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In 1989, PIA introduced regular Boeing 747 flights for Lahore on then newly constructed Runway 36R/18L.

Runway 36R/18L also allowed PIA to start flights to Europe and USA from Lahore for the first time.

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Arrival of PIA Boeing 747-200B test flight at Lahore Airport on September 26, 1989. The Boeing 747 flight with 272 passengers from Karachi landed on then newly constructed Runway 18L/36R of Lahore Airport at 10:10 AM under the command of Capt. Salahuddin Chughtai. 90 Minutes later the aircraft departed from Lahore for Karachi with 200 passengers.

PIA started scheduled passenger flights for Lahore with Boeing 747 aircraft on September 28, 1989, on Karachi-Lahore-Karachi route. Initially, the Boeing 747 was used once-a-week on this route.

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