Flights in and out of RAF Gibraltar has been secured for the next 20 years following completion of a £7.9 million runway resurfacing programme by DIO.

No military aircraft are currently stationed there, but RAF, Commonwealth and aircraft of other NATO nations will periodically arrive for transient stopovers, exercises, or other temporary duty. Administered by British Forces Gibraltar, the station is a joint civil-military facility that also functions as Gibraltar’s civilian Airport.

David Graham, DIO’s Deputy Head of Programme and Projects Delivery International, said:

“Investing in infrastructure to enable military capability is a huge part of what DIO delivers for defence so I’m really pleased with how quickly and smoothly this project has progressed. This was only possible because of how closely DIO, Lagan Construction, RAF Gibraltar and the government of Gibraltar worked together to mitigate any possible problems.”

The refurbished runway is expected to last for around 20 years.

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George Stewart
George Stewart (@guest_348851)
5 years ago

Worth every penny!! As it gives Britain a platform to defend Britain from or give relief aid in any circumstance.??

Kent Reynolds
Kent Reynolds (@guest_348856)
5 years ago

How about a quick cut & cover for the road too?

Craig Ling
Craig Ling (@guest_348859)
5 years ago

A tunnel was started to be built but was halted as the company undertaking the works kept raising the bill. The contract was cancelled.

Chris Angell
Chris Angell (@guest_348881)
5 years ago
Reply to  Craig Ling

The tunnel has been resurrected.

Craig Ling
Craig Ling (@guest_348885)
5 years ago
Reply to  Craig Ling

So work has resumed?

David Edwards
David Edwards (@guest_348860)
5 years ago

That’s where I will be on ANZAC day. Yay.

William Chisholm
William Chisholm (@guest_348879)
5 years ago

There you go Chris & Mark, that runway is very important ?

Shirley Skupham (Reid)
Shirley Skupham (Reid) (@guest_350379)
5 years ago

I remember the Royal Engineers re- surfacing the runway in 1978. Certain gave the WAAFS
something to look at.