Two of Europe’s hottest “city-centre” airports are closing for weeks or months this summer season for runway resurfacing.

Salzburg, which is the second-busiest airport in Austria after Vienna, is now closed till 29 Might 2019.

The 60-year-old concrete runway on the metropolis’s W A Mozart airport is to be rebuilt. The airport authorities say: “The whole closure of the airport permits the next high quality of execution and an extended use of the brand new runway.”

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Salzburg airport is widespread with winter-sports travellers from the UK. As much as Easter, there have been common flights from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton and Manchester.

The airport is 2 miles southwest of town centre, and is one in every of only a few served by trolleybus.

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It’s also one of many few “Class C” airports in Europe, requiring additional coaching for pilots.

Whereas the runway is closed different works will happen. However the restaurant on the primary flooring will stay open regardless of the sound of constructing work.

The primary flight out is scheduled to be Lufthansa’s 7am departure to Frankfurt on 29 Might, adopted by British Airways to Gatwick and Ryanair to Stansted.

In July, Milan’s most handy airport will shut for 3 months, affecting an estimated 2.5 million passengers.

Linate, simply six miles east of town centre, will shut from 27 July to 27 October 2019 “as a consequence of runway repairs and airport restyling”.

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It’s usually the fifth-busiest airport in Italy. British Airways and easyJet fly to Linate ceaselessly from Heathrow and Gatwick respectively.

The largest airline at Linate is Alitalia, which has persistent monetary issues. The Alitalia hyperlink from Linate to Rome Fiumicino is a cash spinner for the Italian service, with 9 flights every morning earlier than 9am alone.

The short-term lack of the Milan hub is more likely to speed up the transfer by enterprise travellers to rail.

Trains between Italy’s two largest cities have dramatically improved, with some taking lower than three hours for the 360-mile rail journey.

Some flights will swap to Milan Malpensa, 30 miles northwest of town. However this airport is already the second-busiest in Italy after Rome Fiumicino and is below strain.

Others might be diverted to Bergamo, 30 miles north, at present third-busiest airport in Italy. British Airways has introduced a brand new departure from Gatwick to the airport, which is also called Orio al Serio. Flights will start on 1 September.

Turin airport may probably profit from the closure of Linate; town has wonderful rail hyperlinks to Milan and lots of different Italian cities.

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Additional afield, one of many two runways at Dubai airport has closed for resurfacing, in a mission as a consequence of end on 30 Might. The work is meant “to spice up security, service and capability ranges”.

Plenty of flights from the UK to the airport, on British Airways in addition to Emirates, have been cancelled through the work.

Dubai handles way more Airbus A380 “SuperJumbo” plane than every other airport.