VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1035 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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AirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 996 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!!