Runway Upgrade at Campbeltown Airport

HIAL is investing around £4million in the refurbishment of Campbeltown Runway. 

Essential refurbishment to the runway will require the airport to be closed from Monday, 4 October to Wednesday, 10 November.  We are working closely with our partner agencies to minimise the impact of the closure on the local community.

There is currently a restriction in place for aircraft weighing more than 6.85 tonnes, this short-term measure was to ensure the airport could continue to accept essential medical, lifeline and emergency services.  The essential work being undertaken to refurbish the runway will allow us to remove the current aircraft weight restrictions.

The work involves:

  • Reducing the main runway width to 30m
  • 100mm asphalt overlay
  • Geo-synthetic asphalt reinforcement
  • Airfield ground lighting to suit 30m runway width.

This significant investment will preserve the long-term future of the runway and the airport will be fully operational again by the end of the year.