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Alderney Airport grass runway is still closed due to bad weather

Heavy rainfall has kept Alderney Airport's grass runway closed for almost two months.

The Director of Civil Aviation closed the runway in December because of poor drainage and uneven surface.

Public Services has been discussing long term improvements hopes to introduce short term measures to reinstate the runway.

Alderney's grass runway is used when cross-winds mean the main tarmac surface cannot safely be used.

Airport director Colin Le Ray said: "The closure could affect operations during high cross-winds, which are more common during the winter."

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