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Runway renovation may cause noise in northern Helsinki

Published : 16 Aug 2019, 02:05

Updated : 16 Aug 2019, 10:21

  DF Report

Press Release Photo by Finavia.

Renovation works will continue on Helsinki Airport’s runway 3 from August 18 to September 6, which will affect the direction of aircraft noise, said a press release issued by Finavia.

Runway 3 will be out of use for three weeks, which will affect the direction in which planes land and take off.

With the primary take off runway, runway 3, out of use, planes will take off from runway 1. As an additional exception to normal operations, runway 2 may be used for southbound jet planes taking off during the busiest hours.

More aircraft noise can be detected in northern Helsinki. With northern and eastern winds, noise from landing planes may be detected in Espoo and western Vantaa.

The runway is completely closed until 2 p.m. on 2 September.

After that, the runway will be in use from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until 6 September. The runway will be reopened on 7 September.

Finavia will resurface rapid-exit taxiways, renew parts of the instrument landing system (ILS) and repair runway surface water protections such as dams and piping.