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Published on November 10th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer

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Rescheduled Maintenance of Dublin’s RWY 28L

Dublin Airport’s South Runway (RWY 10R/28L) is being withdrawn from service to facilitate essential maintenance works, from 11.30 pm to 4.30 am for four consecutive nights between Monday, 14th November, and Thursday, 17th November. During the period in which the South Runway is closed, the new North Runway (RWY 10L/28R) will be used for operations. Maintenance works and runway operations are subject to weather, and if conditions are not suitable, they will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible thereafter.

As prevailing winds are west/south-westerly, and aircraft must land and take off into the wind, the use of North Runway during these essential works will result in aircraft taking off to the west of Dublin Airport, over areas including St Margaret’s, The Ward and Kilsallaghan, while landings will come in from the east coast over areas including Malahide, Portmarnock, and Kinsealy. The daa is conscious that this will be the first time that North Runway will be in operation during night-time hours and recognises that this will result in an increase in noise levels for some local residents. However, it is important to note that this is occurring only to facilitate essential maintenance for this period. 

Separately, since North Runway opened on 24th August, the daa has received several queries regarding departure flying patterns, which we are currently investigating with a view to resolving the matter as quickly as possible. We sincerely apologise for any impact this unexpected situation may be having on local residents and will provide an update as soon as the review process is concluded. 

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