Monday, 20th August 2018
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Runway extension could see airport finally take off!

Waterford Regional Airport plc has applied to Waterford City and County Council for planning permission to extend the runway.

This is a major development and augers well for the future development of the airport over the coming years.

One of the major criticisms of the airport over recent years was the length of the runway which did not allow for jet passenger aircraft to land at Waterford Airport.

The development will consist of widening the existing 1433m long runway from 30 metres in width 45m in width and to provide an additional 470m. long by 45m wide extension to this runway at its northern end.

These works are in addition to the existing permission for a 45 metres wide x 350 metres long extension to the south of the existing runway granted under permission number 14/89.

It is also proposed to extend the width of the existing taxiway, connecting the runway to the Airport apron from 15m. wide to 23m. wide and construct a new 205 space carpark to the east of the existing carpark, in front of the terminal building, with all associated drainage site works.

Mr. Dan Brown, Chairman of Waterford Airport plc met with the elected representatives of the Waterford City and County Council yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon to brief them on plans that the Airport Board has on the future development of the airport.

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