r2rho
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Malaga (AGP) Second Runway Inaugurated

Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Actually two weeks old (26 june), but I have found no thread on it.

Malaga AGP has opened its second runway, thereby completing its development plan after the opening of T3 in 2010 and various other complementary actions. Runway construction cost has been 624million.

AGP is Spain's 4th largest airport, having carried almost 12.8 million pax in 2011 and 107000 a/c movements, and the gateway to Costa del Sol and many parts of southern Andalucia, apart from the Malaga metropolitan area.

The new runway is not fully parallel to the existing rwy, but at a 14deg angle, and will allow ops/hour to go from the current 37 to 65.

Info in Spanish:
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2012/0...6/andalucia_malaga/1340723940.html
http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOM/LANG_...NOTICIAS1/2012/Junio/120626-01.htm
 
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RE: Malaga (AGP) Second Runway Inaugurated

Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:46 pm

Quoting r2rho (Thread starter):
Actually two weeks old (26 june), but I have found no thread on it.

Malaga AGP has opened its second runway, thereby completing its development plan after the opening of T3 in 2010 and various other complementary actions. Runway construction cost has been 624million.

Stranger still, it's actually been in use much longer... I took off on it on 11th June and remember it was in use as far back as late May (but didn't personally use it)

Hopefully it will ease congestion at peak times, but on my last couple of visits ATC didn't seem fully up to speed with dual runway operations - I came away feeling single-runway ops would have been quicker... In particular flying lengthy departure/arrival procedures to "avoid" traffic from the other runway when in the past short-cuts were the norm rather than the exception.

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RE: Malaga (AGP) Second Runway Inaugurated

Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:14 pm

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 1):
Stranger still, it's actually been in use much longer... I took off on it on 11th June and remember it was in use as far back as late May (but didn't personally use it)

Hopefully it will ease congestion at peak times, but on my last couple of visits ATC didn't seem fully up to speed with dual runway operations - I came away feeling single-runway ops would have been quicker... In particular flying lengthy departure/arrival procedures to "avoid" traffic from the other runway when in the past short-cuts were the norm rather than the exception.

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CROSSWIND

Maybe you won't notice a difference in practice, but i'd say one of the main reasons it to open up more slots at peak hours. It's was not easy to get a daily year round slot at the same time every day if you want to arrive in the peak morning wave of arrivals.
 
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RE: Malaga (AGP) Second Runway Inaugurated

Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:52 pm

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 1):
Stranger still, it's actually been in use much longer... I took off on it on 11th June and remember it was in use as far back as late May (but didn't personally use it)

That is strange, as the press release says june 26th. But perhaps that is only when the ceremony with politicians was held, and the runway was effectively already open?

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 1):
ATC didn't seem fully up to speed with dual runway operations - I came away feeling single-runway ops would have been quicker... In particular flying lengthy departure/arrival procedures to "avoid" traffic from the other runway when in the past short-cuts were the norm rather than the exception.

Maybe still some teething issues with new ATC procedures? Looking at the taxiway design, it looks like the new rwy will be used primarily for landings, the old one primarily for take-offs. When landing on the new rwy you will have longer taxi times to the old terminals than before.

P.S. For those sepaking Spanish and wanting all the little details, here is the page with the documentation. And even if you don't speak Spanish there are some nice airport maps:

http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOM/LANG_...ES/PLANES_DIRECTORES/PD_Malaga.htm

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