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

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Abbas Ali wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:20 pm Reconstructed Main Runway 18L/36R of Lahore Airport expected to become available for flight operations after Eid al-Adha. A ceremony is being planned for the re-opening of runway.

* Runway 18L/36R civil works completed in April 2022.
* Runway 18L/36R electrification works completed in June 2022.

Lahore Airport runways:

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

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Abbas, new satellite image is updated on google maps with the fast exit completed at rwy 36R end.
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Re: Lahore Airport Main Runway to be Reconstructed and Secondary Runway to be Upgraded

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^ Thank you Raihan for the info, I appreciate it very much.

Lahore Airport runways:

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

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Reconstructed Main Runway 18L/36R of Lahore Airport to become available for flight operations soon.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expected to attend runway re-opening ceremony.

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On July 29, aircraft began using Lahore Airport reconstructed Main Runway 18L/36R for landing/takeoff.

Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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The reconstructed and upgraded runway meets now meets ICAO CAT 4F requirements making it capable of handling Airbus A380 flights.

Thai Airways Boeing 777-200ER registration HS-TJV flight TG345 from Bangkok landing on Lahore Airport Runway 36R at 10:06 PM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

AirSial Airbus A320 registration AP-BOB flight PF145 from Karachi landing on Lahore Airport Runway 36R at 10:23 PM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

Thai Airways Boeing 777-200ER registration HS-TJV flight TG346 to Bangkok departure from Lahore Airport Runway 36R at 11:54 PM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

Lahore Airport runways:

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

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The re-constructed and upgraded Runway 18L/36R now includes two new rapid exit taxiways

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Thai Airways Boeing 777 (HS-TJV) seen using Lahore Airport Runway 36R on July 29.

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Ceremony arranged at Lahore Airport on July 30 to celebrate completion of Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R. Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique attended the ceremony.

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According to news sources:

Presently Airbus A380 category aircraft can land/takeoff on Lahore Airport re-constructed and upgraded Runway 18L/36R.

Lahore Airport future plans include link taxiway to enable Airbus A380 category aircraft taxi to passenger terminal building.

Lahore Airport passenger terminal building upgrade with new double boarding bridges to serve aircraft like Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-9.

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Abbas Ali wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:02 pm According to news sources:

Presently Airbus A380 category aircraft can land/takeoff on Lahore Airport re-constructed and upgraded Runway 18L/36R.

Lahore Airport future plans include link taxiway to enable Airbus A380 category aircraft taxi to passenger terminal building.

Lahore Airport passenger terminal building upgrade with new double boarding bridges to serve aircraft like Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-9.

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Islamabad International offers facilities to handle A380 but no airline has deemed it economoically feasible to bring that aircraft here. Despite this data, the concerned officials have wasted huge resources on upgrading Lahore's runway only to handle an aircraft category that it might not ever get. Moreover, there have been technical faults reported throughout the construction and approval process. This is what happens when officials start aiming for flashy news instead of merit-based decisions.
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MikeTangoKiloAlpha wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:45 pm
Abbas Ali wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:02 pm According to news sources:

Presently Airbus A380 category aircraft can land/takeoff on Lahore Airport re-constructed and upgraded Runway 18L/36R.

Lahore Airport future plans include link taxiway to enable Airbus A380 category aircraft taxi to passenger terminal building.

Lahore Airport passenger terminal building upgrade with new double boarding bridges to serve aircraft like Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-9.

Abbas
Islamabad International offers facilities to handle A380 but no airline has deemed it economoically feasible to bring that aircraft here. Despite this data, the concerned officials have wasted huge resources on upgrading Lahore's runway only to handle an aircraft category that it might not ever get. Moreover, there have been technical faults reported throughout the construction and approval process. This is what happens when officials start aiming for flashy news instead of merit-based decisions.
I think airlines want to operate, but due to "protectionism", A380 flights arent being given ok (as per recent rumors in media).

A380 might prove to be much worse option for Pakistani airport considering how well organized boarding, deboarding process runs.
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faisal-777 wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:23 pm
MikeTangoKiloAlpha wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:45 pm
Abbas Ali wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:02 pm According to news sources:

Presently Airbus A380 category aircraft can land/takeoff on Lahore Airport re-constructed and upgraded Runway 18L/36R.

Lahore Airport future plans include link taxiway to enable Airbus A380 category aircraft taxi to passenger terminal building.

Lahore Airport passenger terminal building upgrade with new double boarding bridges to serve aircraft like Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-9.

Abbas
Islamabad International offers facilities to handle A380 but no airline has deemed it economoically feasible to bring that aircraft here. Despite this data, the concerned officials have wasted huge resources on upgrading Lahore's runway only to handle an aircraft category that it might not ever get. Moreover, there have been technical faults reported throughout the construction and approval process. This is what happens when officials start aiming for flashy news instead of merit-based decisions.
I think airlines want to operate, but due to "protectionism", A380 flights arent being given ok (as per recent rumors in media).

A380 might prove to be much worse option for Pakistani airport considering how well organized boarding, deboarding process runs.
That is also true sir. That's why the other bottlenecks must be removed which are far easier and cheaper. Once an airport in Pakistan is able to handle 777s breezily, then one might say that upgrading airports for A380 is a logical next step. Not the other way round.
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Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R re-construction & upgrade project completion celebrated by project contractors and consultants joint venture.

Contractors Joint Venture: China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Matracon Pakistan, Habib Construction Services

Consultants Joint Venture: Umar Munshi Associates, Yooshin Engineering Corporation, Mascon Association

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Lahore Airport reconstructed and upgraded main Runway 18L/36R.

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