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Ostend-Bruges airport closes for runway renovation

photo_camera Lots of work to do, but runway will be ready for March 17 re-opening

The renovation of the runway at Ostend-Bruges Airport has commenced, marking a significant development for the airport.

Ostend-Bruges Airport features one paved runway, three loading platforms (aircraft parking spaces), and multiple taxiways. The runway, measuring 3,200 meters in length and 45 meters in width, will undergo thorough renovations in the coming weeks. Additionally, this project involves widening some taxiways, installing LED lighting, and renewing the sewage and drainage systems. Finally, these works will enable large widebody aircraft on the taxiway to turn with a larger turning radius, requiring less engine power and consequently reducing noise and emissions. This adjustment, along with the taxiway widening, is essential to comply with current safety regulations.

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Eric Dumas, CEO of Ostend-Bruges Airport said: “With the start of the renovation works of the runway and taxiways, we take a significant step in the sustainable further development of Ostend-Bruges Airport. Thanks to efficient collaboration with LOM Flanders, we minimize the impact on passengers and cargo activities during the closure. We look forward to a smooth reopening at the end of March, with renewed facilities that will only help us forward in the coming years.”

The airport is scheduled to reopen on March 17.

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