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User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

When did AKL introduced parallel RWYs, and why is it that the new one is not being used?

Just looking at them - they appear to be very, very close together - don't know if this is a great idea. The new RWY appears to be a taxiway conversion.



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

The new runway is indeed a taxiway conversion. However, it is not there for parallel ops. This taxiway is still being worked on at the moment, but once it is fully strengthened, it will become Auckland's runway, while the present runway is resealed. This interim runway will make for some nice close take-offs!

On the subject of a true parallel runway, AIAL has recently recieved consent to build a second runway, to the north of the current one. However, it would be somewhat shorter - more than likely it would only handle domestic traffic and the odd transtasman 767.

Hope this clears things up


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User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2549 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

yes i saw it also,
Though it ahs a BIG cross sign (X) located at the two ends of it!!
From what i was reading in the obsrvation deck area, it said it was a Temporary one set up while they were doing work on the normal Runway!!

Hope that helps..


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5550 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

So guys do you know when the taxiway will be used as the rwy whilst the main rwy is resealed? I did hear April mentioned but this may have changed.

Thanks Scott.  Smile

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