MANCHESTER Airport is carrying out essential repairs to Runway 1 next week.

The work will take place from 9.30pm on Wednesday, February 13, to 6am on February 14, and from 9.30pm later that day to 6am on Friday, February 15.

During those times, Runway 2 will be used as the sole runway for the airport. Prevailing weather conditions will determine in which direction aircraft will take off and land.

Wendy Sinfield, community relations manager, said: “I am sorry for the disturbance that these temporary changes to our night time operations may cause people and assure them that such closures are only arranged when essential work is required.”