Published on July 19th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Waterford Airport Runway Extension

Waterford City and County Council in partnership with Waterford Regional Airport has applied to An Bord Pleanála for the development of the existing runway and associated works to permit the landing and take off of aircraft up to Boeing 737-800 or Airbus A320 size. This will allow the airport to increase its passenger numbers to around 345,000 per annum within five years of operations. The proposed development would comprise the following principal elements:

  • Extension of the existing 1,433 metre long runway by 491 metres at its northern end and 363 at its southern end, resulting in a total runway length of 2,287metres;
  • Widening of the existing and extended runway from 30 metres in width to 45 metres in width;
  • Widening of the existing taxiway connecting the runway to the Airport Apron from 15 metres in width to 23 metres in width;
  • New landing lights to the north of the R708 at Keiloge;
  • Associated alterations to runway lighting, drainage and runway shoulders;
  • Demolition of two detached houses fronting onto the R708 at Ballygarran, at the northern end of the extended runway;
  • Construction of a new 205 space car park to the east of the existing car park, in front of the terminal building;
  • All associated, drainage, landscaping and site works.

Waterford Airport lies approximately 8km south of Waterford City, and 5km north east of Tramore and is home to the Waterford Aero Club and the Irish Coast Guard SAR base. The full details of the development are available for viewing at the offices of An Bord Pleanála in Dublin or the Waterford County Offices.


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