Aberdeen Airport suspends operations to repair runway


Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), in northeast Scotland, had to suspend operations on August 15, 2022 to repair its runway.

“We can confirm that we are currently carrying out unscheduled maintenance work and have had to temporarily suspend operations,” the airport operator announced on social media.

“We aim to have this completed as quickly as possible with minimal disruption, however, we apologize for any inconvenience caused,” the airport said, adding that it was providing passengers with refreshment vouchers.

According to Eurocontrol, the maintenance work concerns “runway repairs” and major delays are expected for arriving planes. A Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) indicates that Runway 16/34 at ABZ is closed to fixed-wing aircraft due to unscheduled work underway.

Some UK airports have recently had to restrict their operations due to high temperatures affecting runways. However, the current weather forecast for ABZ on August 15, 2022 shows temperatures of 16 degrees with a rain forecast.

As well as serving passenger airlines such as Loganair, British Airways and KLM, Aberdeen Airport is also a major heliport, ferrying workers to oil and gas rigs in the North Sea.

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