Keeping pace with this level of demand was challenging whilst the airport’s Quebec taxiway facility was being used in one direction at a time, contrary to the other taxiways. This was causing bottlenecks and added complexity for air traffic control. Additionally, the taxiway viaduct was becoming difficult and expensive to maintain, and was not strong enough for the heaviest aircraft in use today. To improve safety and expedite ground handling capacity, the Quebec taxiway needed to be expanded.
Derk continues: "We are looking forward to making the taxiway operational in December 2021 and seeing the positive impact it has on the rest of the airport."
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