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Main runway at Dublin Airport to be closed overnight this week

The closure is to facilitate essential electrical maintenance work and will not affect services.

Dublin Airport
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THE MAIN RUNWAY at Dublin Airport is to be closed overnight until Friday to facilitate essential electrical maintenance work.

The closure will not affect flights to and from the airport with the runway closure coming into effect last night from 11pm before reopening at 5am this morning.

This will happen again tonight, tomorrow night and Thursday night and will be weather dependent, Dublin Airport Authority has said.

The crosswind runway – Runway 16/34 – will be in operation during this time and residents in Santry, Beaumont, Artane, surrounding areas and some North County Dublin residential locations may experience increased noise levels.

Areas in the south of the city such as Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown may also experience a slight increase in aircraft noise levels as a result of the use of the crosswind runway in certain weather conditions.

DAA said on its website: “This work is critical to the ongoing safe operation of the airport and is being carried out in accordance with international standards in aviation safety. Dublin Airport regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of this work.”

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