THE Labasa Airport is expected to open again today following its $1.8 million upgrade last month.
Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) general manager Lawrence Liew yesterday said the close supervision of the contractor and the AFL Engineering and Airside Operations team allowed the resurfacing project to be completed as scheduled.
"The inclement weather only halted our operations for a day but we managed to complete curing and re-marking of the layered runway on the specific period," Mr Liew said.
"All the Labasa bound flights will operate normally according to their schedules and demands from the passengers," he said.
Mr Liew said with careful planning and close supervision, AFL was able to stick to the schedule and minimised delays to the travelling public, especially for the residents of Vanua Levu.
"AFL would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding in relation to the resealing project," he said.
"We can all look forward to enhanced safety and less delays caused by runway conditions."
Mr Liew said the scope of work included substrata improvements, drainage enhancement and remarking of the runway.
It was earlier reported the upgraded airport would result in a trouble-free runway for at least three to five years.