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South Runway Maintenance Schedule

YVR runways require regular, ongoing maintenance. Because of its heavy use, the South Runway requires more repairs and closure time.

2023 South Runway Maintenance 

The Airport Authority closes the south runway (Runway 08R-26L) on selected nights throughout the year for regular maintenance and project work to ensure the airport meets Transport Canada standards and maintains safe operations for our passengers and aircraft operators.

This work is performed at night between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am, and all landings and take-offs are moved to the north runway. While some work can be completed in a single night, other work may require multiple nights.

The south runway maintenance schedule for 2023 is as follows:

  • January 10, 24
  • February 7, 21
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April - early November
  • November 7, 21
  • December 5, 19

Please note the dates are subject to change, as additional maintenance work may be required outside the scheduled dates. For information about additional maintenance or extended closures, please visit the South Airfield project page.

The Airport Authority acknowledges that some communities may be disturbed by the changes to runway usage during the closures; however, this work is necessary to maintain a high standard of safety for the travelling public. If you would like more information, please contact [email protected]

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