A Eurowings Airbus aircraft was the first to land on the new runway at Salzburg Airport in Austria on Friday, 28 May.
The runway has been closed for five weeks and has been refurbished. As part of the runway renovation, 117,000 tonnes of asphalt were used.
Beside the construction site of the runway, the five-weeks-closure of the airport was used to do maintenance work in and around the terminal.
The ventilation and smoke evacuation systems were renewed and fire protection measures arranged. Shops in the terminal building were renovated and the surface drainage of the parking area P1 was renewed.
“Five weeks are definetely enough! During the last few weeks our passengers have been peppering us with questions, especially, if we are able to confirm that the re-opening of the runway will be on time.
“People simple want to fly abroad – practically at their front door. And our business customers also look forward to being able to reach the airport within minutes again,” said the airport’s chief executive officer, Bettina Ganghofer.