Construction work on the runway is planned: the eastern part of the 3,345 meters long Stuttgart Airport runway will receive a new concrete surface in the spring of 2020. Due to the corona crisis, the airport is starting the partial renewal earlier than planned, on 6 April. There will be no flight operations during the early construction work. After that, from Thursday, 23 April to Wednesday, 17 June 2020, planes will take off and land on a shortened runway. Nevertheless, passengers flying from Stuttgart will still be able to reach all destinations in Germany and nearby European countries on non-stop flights. There will be some restrictions in terms of range that apply to direct long-haul flights.
Due to the corona crisis, the construction project starts earlier than planned. There will be no flight operations at Stuttgart Airport during the early construction work from 6 to 22 April. Flights such as cargo flights with medical goods or rescue flights will be diverted during this phase.
Immediately following the early construction work, the partial renewal of the runway will take place in two phases, each lasting 28 days, starting on 23 April.
From 23 April to 20 May 2020, aircraft will use a shortened runway with a maximum length of 1,965 meters. In this phase, constructions must be carried out during the day and at night in the area directly in front of the interim runway. During this time, there will be no flights between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Overnight airmail flights, rescue flights and other exceptions to the regular night flight restrictions are also not possible.