After upgradation work, Lahore airport's main runway resumes flight operation

After upgradation work, Thai Airways flight TG342 was first that landed on runway

By
Afzal Nadeem Dogar
Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport Runway.— Geo News
Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport Runway.— Geo News 

  • The runway was damaged due to prolonged use without repair work, says the source.
  •  Flight operation was suspended in August 2020 after closing the runway.
  • L-36 runway was being used alternatively for landing and take-off.


The main runway of Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport was opened for flights Friday night after two years of upgradation and renovation, Geo News reported.

After renovation and repair work, Thai airways flight TG342 coming from Bangkok was the first that landed on the runway.

According to the airport sources, 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.

Flight operation was suspended as the runway was closed completely in August 2020 for the repair work while the L-36 runway was being used alternatively for landing and take-off.

As per sources, one and half years were given for the repair of the R-36 runway, however, the repair and renovation work got delayed.