In November 2022, Münster/Osnabrück Airport will go offline for around two weeks due to the renovation of the only runway. During this period, the airlines will operate their flights from other airports or have temporarily canceled them.
On November 14, 2022, the FMO will cease operations at 7:00 a.m. due to construction work. These are to be completed by November 30, 2022, 20:00 p.m. From this point on, the airport will be online again.
During the closure, the 2.170 meter long slope will be renovated. First, the surface will be milled down to a depth of about five centimeters and then reapplied. The fortification will also be renovated. The FMO also gets new lighting, using energy-saving LED technology.
The operator assumes that the new technology will save around 230.000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. Specifically, 760 lamps are being replaced. So far, the FMO has mainly used halogen lights. These are now considered technically outdated. Münster/Osnabrück Airport estimates the total cost of the renovation project at around ten million euros.