Video: Gatwick Airport runway resurface work

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A multi-million pound project to further improve Gatwick Airport continued last night (Thursday June 28) when work was carried out on the runway.

The main runway is closed for around seven hours six nights a week for the mammoth task of relaying the surface, replacing lights and working on the sub-stations, among many other vital upgrades.

A ghostly figure as work gets underway on Gatwick Airport runway.

A ghostly figure as work gets underway on Gatwick Airport runway.

Once air traffic is switched from the main runway to the maintenance runway, a large team of professionals works throughout the night with military precision.

The world’s busiest commercial runway at Gatwick is 2,300m long and 91m wide and sees up to 53 flights an hour, working 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

It was last resurfaced in 2000.