East Midlands Airport: Weekend closures begin for runway work

  • 5 November 2016

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) will shut later for the first of seven consecutive weekends to resurface the runway – a first for a UK airport.

It will close to all traffic at 20:00 GMT and reopen 48 hours later, each weekend until 19 December.

The runway was last refurbished in 1999 and has a lifespan between 12 to 17 years.