"The runway renovation project has proceeded well, on schedule and according to plans. Air traffic has gone well regardless of the limited capacity,” says Heini Noronen-Juhola, Helsinki Airport Deputy Director at Finavia.
Runway 1 is more than three kilometres long. Already about 70 percent of it has been renovated. The renovation project continues now at the 04R end of the runway.
Runway renovation work site 2 July, 2015
Objective: first-class air traffic safety
Runway 04R–22L, known as runway 1, is the first runway of Helsinki Airport. It opened during the airport inauguration in 1952.
The EUR 18 million renovation investment will develop the competitiveness of Finland's airport network. The underlying reason for the runway renovation project is ensuring first-class air traffic safety.