Basel Airport announces runway renovation

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Basel-Mulhouse Airport will close the main runway for around a month in spring 2026. The reason for this is that the runway needs to be extensively renovated. 

To ensure safe flight operations, Basel-Mulhouse Airport regularly carries out construction work. This also includes extensive maintenance work on the main runway. Such work is scheduled for spring 2026 and concerns the renovation of the central section of the main runway over a length of 1500 meters and the renovation of the Bravo taxiway over a length of 2100 meters. For safety reasons, a complete closure of the runway will be necessary for around a month. 

The main runway is a key infrastructure of the airport and is subject to a multi-year maintenance program to ensure operational safety. Since the original construction of the main runway in 1953, various extensive construction works have been carried out over the past decades: in 1978 the runway was extended to the north, in 1991 the southern section of the runway was renewed and in 2011 the northern section was renovated. 

Basel-Mulhouse Airport has two runways. On the main runway with a total length of 3900 meters, aircraft of all types can take off and land in all weather conditions. 97 percent of air traffic is handled on this runway. The secondary runway is 1715 meters long. Their use is suitable for smaller aircraft. 

Basel Airport (Photo: Aero Icarus).
Basel Airport (Photo: Aero Icarus).