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Dublin Airport (DUB)


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TheLocalYokel

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I was reading another aviation website today when difficulties sometimes experienced by long haul aircraft at DUB was being discussed.

I hadn't realised that the DUB's longest runway is 'just' 2,637 metres long and, according to one poster on that message board, Emirates aircraft sometimes have to offload up to 20 tonnes of cargo when the runway is wet, and the A330s to SFO and LAX also have weight restrictions on hot, calm days.

I suppose I had assumed that DUB's runway was at least 3,000 metres long given that it handles around 30 million passengers a year.
 

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I wonder if an extension is in the pipeline? Especially if Dublin wants to attract more Eastern flights and maybe even South America?
 

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I wonder if an extension is in the pipeline? Especially if Dublin wants to attract more Eastern flights and maybe even South America?
The answer appears to be yes. According to Wiki it will be 3,110 metres in length, will cost 300 million euros and work was to start in 2017.

However, the below linked report suggests the work has not yet started but a main contractor will be appointed with work starting towards the end of this year for a 2021 opening.

http://www.thejournal.ie/dublin-airport-runway-3977495-Apr2018/
 

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