r2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2245 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1363 times:
The runway is being re-asphalted and new lights installed. Closing the airport for a week is certainly a big inconvenience, but every now and then this has to be done, and there's no way around it.
Seems to be the year for runway maintenance in northern Germany - just a month or two ago HAM also closed its runways for maintenance, though by having two of them, the airport could remain open by using the other. Made for some unusual (and very nice) approaches over the harbor and city.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Reply 4, posted (9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1324 times:
Quoting nighthawk (Reply 2): They closed their only runway, in the middle of the peak holiday season, for scheduled maintenance?? Are they insane?
Business traffic is currently at a low due to the holiday season, and the asphalt needs to certain temperature (at best above 20° C) to harden fastest possible. Only chance to do this is in the summer time in Northern Germany.
For the tour operators it is less of a hassle as the typical travel contract for all-in-tourists allows a switch of flights / airports for certain reasons.
MHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 668 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1048 times:
Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 4): For the tour operators it is less of a hassle as the typical travel contract for all-in-tourists allows a switch of flights / airports for certain reasons.
And e.g. HAJ/FMO/HAM are not too far away ...
I suspect most flights will be switched to HAJ - and where not possible passengers will be rebooked to existing routes (probably with larger equipment if neccessary).