Elazig Airport will be taken into maintenance for 1 days on 45 October. Due to the fact that Fırat University will start education on October 4th, CHP Elazığ Deputy Gürsel Erol stated that it would cause grievances for students coming from outside the city and asked for the maintenance to be postponed.
Elazig Airport will be closed to flights on 1 October due to runway construction works. Only 3 days after the announced date that the airport will be closed, face-to-face training will begin at Fırat University. While university students coming to the city were in a difficult situation, it was requested that the closure be postponed.
WILL BE CLOSED FOR 45 DAYS
Within the scope of the "Elazig Airport Parallel Runway and Miscellaneous Works", which is under construction at Elazig Airport, the currently used runway 07-25 will be completed on October 1, 2021, in order to complete the new runway and taxiways, make connections to the existing runway, level the runway strips and take the necessary aviation measures. It will be closed to flight traffic for 45 days from the date of
“A REGULATION MUST BE MADE ACCORDING TO THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR”
CHP Elazig Deputy Gürsel Erol, who stated that closing the Elazig Airport on the date of opening of the schools will lead to the unjust treatment of the students, said, “The fact that airline companies take the flights to Malatya and Diyarbakir will negatively affect our citizens. Closing the Elazig Airport on the date of opening of the University will cause additional costs and difficulties for the students who will come with their belongings. Especially for our students coming to Elazig from the western provinces, it will be long and tiring to use the highway. For this reason, the authorities should make an arrangement for our students who will come to Elazig from other provinces, taking into account the academic calendar of Fırat University.”
“WE REQUEST THE DECISION TO BE POSTPONED FOR 15 DAYS”
In the post made by the Fırat University Student Community, “As Fırat University students, we demand that the decision to close Elazig Airport for 1 days as of October 45, to be postponed for at least 15 days. We expect support from the authorities of our university and our governorship so that thousands of students do not become victims. Please hear the voices of the students”. (Sözcü)