The main runway of Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore will remain closed for one and a half years for repairs.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said this in a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) on Thursday. It said that a secondary runway at the airport L-36 will be used during the period.
CAA okayed the repair work on the request of the airport authorities, the airport manager said, adding that the overhauling of the main runway will take up to a year and a half.
During this time, long-range and heavy planes will not be allowed to land on the alternate runway, he said.
Meanwhile, the airlines have been directed to minimize the number of passengers and fuel quantity while landing at the secondary runway of the airport.
Previously, the Lahore airport runway was closed for one week for repair work back in February.