The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport will be temporarily closed to commercial flights this week as it undergoes three days of routine maintenance.
The airport will close today at 7 a.m. and re-open on Thursday, June 8, at 7 a.m., according to Craig Piper, deputy director of the San Luis Obispo County Department of Airports.
During the closure, the airport will repair its terminal apron, the concrete area where commercial airplanes park between landing and takeoff. The airport will replace sealant between joints in the concrete panels to prevent moisture from seeping in and damaging the pavement. The asphalt between the concrete parking area and the plane taxiway will also be repaired In addition, the airport will repaint the markings on the surface of the terminal apron.
According to Piper, the airport planned the closure months ago, so no regular flights were scheduled during the maintenance period. A handful of flights will depart from the SLO airport today before 7 a.m., but there will be no other commercial flight activity until the airport re-opens on Thursday. Private aircraft will still be allowed to land on the runway during the three-day maintenance process.