Both runways operational

Airport Company resumes normal operations as of December

Published: 29 November 2021, 14:44


Following eight months of using both runways on a rotating basis, both runways will be in simultaneous use at BER again from 1 December. The main factor behind this decision was to ensure stable flight operations even during winter weather conditions. When there is snow and ice, one runway can always be cleared and one runway can be in use. 

Whereas between 3,000 and 4,600 flight movements were recorded during the winter months of December 2020 to March 2021, FBB is expecting at least double the number of take-offs and landings this winter (December to March). 

In view of the low traffic figures due to the pandemic, costs and expenditure had to be reduced. From April 2020, FBB used both its runways on a monthly rotation.  

By using both runways in parallel, BER is resuming regular operations. The night flight regulations remain in force with no change. The FBB aircraft noise measurement programme will be adjusted back to the use of both runways in parallel.

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