Ballyboy's second runway is nearing completion and, pending final commissioning, is expected to be opened in early winter.
The new tarmac runway 11/29 runs parallel to the existing grass runway on the southern side of the airfield. The runway has a 600m usable strip with overruns of 50m at each end. Runway width is 12 metres. As part of the construction, a new tarmac taxiway has been constructed across the existing runway, fully blended with the grass surface, enabling aircraft to move between the runway and hangar areas on hard surface all the way.
The new runway will enable safe operations at the airfield throughout the year. The existing grass runway, which has been in use since the airfield opened in 1994, was frequently closed for periods in the winter as the ground became too soft for aircraft use.
It is expected that the new runway will attract an increased number of touring aircraft from Ireland, the UK and Europe, making use of Ballyboy's convenient location for exploring the local area, the wider Meath region and beyond.