CCECC finishes runway upgradation of Lahore airport
LAHORE, Aug. 10 (Gwadar Pro) - China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in collaboration with Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has finished the runway upgradation of Lahore International Airport.
According to Pakistan Aviation OPLA (AIIAP), the Primary Runway (36R/18L) has become operational since July 29th after reconstruction and upgradation. The upgraded runway is capable of taking off and landing the world’s largest passenger airliners, promoting connection of Pakistan to the world.
Talking to Gwadar Pro, a senior official from PCAA affirmed that the latest equipment has been fixed on the main runway for the guidance of the pilots landing planes at the airport. The latest system will help pilots in landing during inclement weather conditions.
“Allama Iqbal International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Pakistan. The airport after upgradation will further expand Pakistan's external connection window, promote local employment and boost regional development. It’s a good addition to Lahore Airport infrastructure and operational capacity,” he said.
The main runway is designed with the highest civil aviation standard for safe and efficient operation. With 3.35km length, 56cm thickness and Grade 4F PQC, it can also accommodate Airbus A380 carriers.
Lahore International Airport Main Runway, undertaken by CCECC, has been handed over to Civil Aviation Authority. The main runway of the Lahore airport R-36 was damaged because of the prolonged use without any repair work causing disruption and delay in the landing of heavy aircraft.
Earlier Lahore Airport main Runway 18L/36R re-construction & upgrade project completion was celebrated by project contractors and consultants. Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique also attended the ceremony.