Manchester Airport – Runway Closures

Runway Closures 2020

Each year maintenance works are required to maintain Runway 1Runway 23R/05L, the most used runway, and its adjoining taxiways. We publish dates of the nights when Runway 1Runway 23R/05L will be closed.  Runway 2Runway 23L/05R will be used as the sole runway between 22:00 and 06:00 hours on the following dates:


Jan 12th,13th,14th, 15th & 16th

Feb 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th

Mar 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th

Apr 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th

May 5th, 6th & 7th

Jun 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Jul 7th, 8th & 9th

Aug 4th, 5th & 6th

Sep 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Oct 4th, 5th, 6th 7th & 8th

Nov 3rd, 4th & 5th

Dec 8th, 9th & 10th


Jan 12th, 13th & 14th

The dates above include ‘weather contingency’ and some redundancy; it is unlikely that all of the nights will be required. In the event of bad weather/low visibility or that no works are required; the works may be deferred or cancelled and Runway 1Runway 23R/05L reinstated. Normal operations will resume at all other times. These changes are permitted within the terms of the Planning Permission Runway 2Runway 23L/05R.

Parish Clerk: Dr Elizabeth Maddock

Lower Withington Parish Council