Crews waiting to work on Gatwick's runway
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Gatwick Airport runway repaired in sections

Crews have five-and-a-half hours each night to replace part of the runway at Gatwick before flights resume.

The runway's surface is replaced every 11 years in sections, which have to have been completed and cleared of equipment before the planes can take off and land on the newly laid surface.

  • 29 Jun 2012