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London Southend Airport to start runway maintenance project

December 21, 2018 / Airport Technology

The UK’s London Southend Airport is set to start a maintenance project to upgrade the durability and performance of the facility’s runway. Work on the project will involve an investment of £10m is scheduled to begin on 7 January next year. Runway maintenance is needed to enable the airport to continue serving the increasing passenger traffic, which has grown to 1.5 million travelers over the past few years and this trend is expected to continue further into 2019. The upgrade will enable more flights at London Southend Airport. In addition, the development will help create more jobs, including the 750 ‘on-site’ jobs annually created with the opening of a new Ryanair base at London Southend in mid-2019.