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South Runway Maintenance Schedule

YVR runways require regular, ongoing maintenance. As a result of its frequent use, the South Runway (08R/26L) requires more repairs and closure time.

2024 South Runway Maintenance 

The Airport Authority will close the south runway (08R/26L) and crosswind runway (Runway 13/31) on selected nights throughout the year for regular maintenance and project work. These scheduled closures ensure that the airport meets Transport Canada standards and maintains safe operations for our passengers and aircraft operators.

Unless otherwise noted, this work is performed between the hours of 10pm and 7am local, at which time all landings and take-offs are moved to the north runway (08L/26R). While some work can be completed in a single night, other work may require multiple nights.

The south runway maintenance schedule for 2024 is as follows:

  • January 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 (Tuesday nights)

  • February 06, 13, 20, 27 (Tuesday nights)

  • March 05, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesday nights)

  • March 06, 13, 20, 27 (Wednesday nights, 11pm – 6am local)

  • April – December (to be determined)

Please note that dates are subject to change as additional maintenance work may be required. The Airport Authority acknowledges that some communities may be affected by changes to runway use during said closures, and this work is necessary to maintain the high standard of safety for the travelling public. For more information, please contact [email protected].

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