Salzburg airport to close April 24 to May 28 2019

  • Salzburg to close April-May 2019
  • Aer Lingus, Easyjet and Ryanair not scheduled for repair period

Aer Lingus at Salzburg airport

Salzburg airport is to close for five weeks from April 24 to May 28, 2019, in order to carry out “a thorough and general refurbishment” of its 60-year old runway.

Salzburg is the second largest airport in Austria. Seasonal flights operated by Aer Lingus and Ryanair from Dublin and Easyjet from Belfast do not operate during the period the airport is scheduled to close.

A written statement on the airport website said: over the last years the almost 60-year-old runway 15/33 at Salzburg Airport had to be partly renovated over and over again, causing enormous costs. Since this procedure can no longer be repeated for safety reasons, a general refurbishment of the runway is now inevitable. In order to ensure a thorough and general refurbishment to the 60-year-old runway, the airport will be closed for air traffic from April 24, 2019 until May 28, 2019. In this way very noisy works can be performed during daytime. Closing the airport during this period of time allows for an excellent quality of execution and for a longer operating life. The method chosen for renovating the runway is the safest way to help protect the population from noise during nighttime.”

Munich airport is located around 130km from Salzburg, with a regular rail service available between the two cities.

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