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August 22, 2022

Dublin Airport to inaugurate North Runway this week

Construction works for the North Runway began in December 2016.

Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland is set to open its long-awaited third runway called ‘North Runway’ on 24 August 2022.

Dublin Airport Authority (daa), which operates Dublin Airport, secured planning permission for the new runway in 2007.

Construction works for the North Runway commenced in December 2016.

The works were divided into various packages, and under Package One, local roads surrounding the airport were revamped.

Package Two works include the construction of runways as well as taxiways and ancillary works.

In a statement, daa said: “North Runway will be located 1.69km to the north, and parallel, to the existing main 10/28 runway. It will be capable of handling all aircraft types up to Code F aircraft.

“To meet this operational brief, the runway will be 3,110m-long and 75m-wide with a parallel taxiway located to the south connected to the existing taxiway network.

“North Runway will be equipped with Category III B instrument landing and airfield ground lighting systems which will facilitate automatic landing in almost all low visibility conditions.”

Once the North Runway becomes operational, Dublin Airport will be the only airport on the Island of Ireland to facilitate parallel landing and departures.

The Irish Aviation Authority has divided the runway operations into three stages and released its operation schedule.

The first stage will commence on 24 August, the second stage on 8 September and the third stage is planned for March next year.

In May, The Irish Times reported that daa plans to hike passenger charges from €8.50 to €14.58 by 2026 to support its €2.5bn investment strategy.

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