Huntsville reopens second runway

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Huntsville International Airport in Alabama has reopened its second, west, runway after a year-long renovation scheme. The multimillion-dollar included resurfacing of the 25-year-old west runway pavement and replacement of decades-old incandescent lighting.

Runway 18R/36L is 12,600 feet long and is the second longest in the Southeast US, able to accommodate aircraft up to the Boeing 747-8F and Airbus A-380 size.

Port of Huntsville chief executive Rick Tucker said it would help the gateway prepare for growth in cargo and passenger flights, adding: “It’s a matter of pride for us to be able to offer superior facilities and capabilities to our customers rivalling much larger airports yet with the convenience and personal touch we can offer as a smaller market.”

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