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Land's End Runway Will Mean Temporary Closure

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 5th September 2013 (Updated 9:05am 5th September 2013)

Land's End airport will be shut for three weeks in November to put in a hard runway.

Bosses are revealing million pound plans at a meeting tonight.

Planes to the islands were grounded for more than five hundred hours because of the wet weather last winter.

The scheme will also mean new lighting and drainage work.

In order to complete the work at Land’s End Airport as quickly as possible, the airport will be closed to all air traffic for 22 days from the afternoon of 9th November to 1st December, reopening on 2nd December.

During this time Skybus services from Land’s End will operate from Newquay instead and the Scillonian III passenger ship will continue to operate until the airport re-opens.

The works have been timed after the autumn half term and before the busy Christmas season.

Chris Pearson, Land’s End Airport Manager said: “This is the second open meeting we have had with the local community and is an opportunity to explain how the runway hardening will be undertaken and to answer any questions.

“We are aiming to complete the project as quickly as possible and have timed the work to minimise disruption. This is a significant investment and combined with the proposed enhancements to St Mary’s Airport will make the air links to the islands significantly more robust, especially during poor weather.”

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