Airport in Crete to Close for Five Days in February for Runway Upgrades

Nikos Kazantzakis Heraklion Airport Dutch

The airport of Heraklio on the island of Crete will close for five days in February due to the replacement of tarmac on the runway, according to media reports on Monday.

The airport, known as "Nikos Kazantzakis," will be closed from February 19-24, 2024.

The planned upgrade project will focus on the middle lane of the runway at the "Nikos Kazantzakis" airport, as reported by the media on Monday.

During February 19-24, no flights will operate as the airport will be closed.

The project is deemed complex but absolutely necessary. It aims to be completed in record time to minimize any disruptions to airport operations.

The closure period is the minimum required to carry out the necessary asphalt replacement work on the Heraklio airport runway.

According to local media outlet creta24.gr, the relevant NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) approving the closure has already been issued.

Travelers wishing to go to and from Heraklio will have to rely on ferries or use the airports of Chania and Sitia as alternatives.

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