Houston doesn’t need another airport tax

Houston small business owner Dave Massey weighed in against a plan being pushed by airport executives to increase the PFC, an add-on tax airports charge consumers. “If the airport authorities get their way, that small tax can be virtually anything the individual airports want it to be… meaning they can tax whatever they want,” writes

Grand Junction Regional Airport terminal work nears completion

Work on a multi-million dollar renovation project at the Grand Junction Regional Airport is nearly complete after less than a year of construction. The airport budgeted roughly $5.7 million for the first major overhaul of the terminal since the current airport building opened in 1982. Airport Director Angela Padalecki said the project is slated to

Build up demand for Billings air travel

The $55 million airport renovation will expand the number of gates, revamp the security area for greater efficiency and passenger convenience, airport director Kevin Ploehn said. It will make elevators easy to find and provide attractive new space for restaurants outside and inside security.

$1.46M Beverly Regional Airport runway rehabilitation project completed

Beverly Regional Airport Manager Gloria Bouillon has announced that the airport’s runway rehabilitation project was completed on an accelerated timeline, saving the organization more than $300,000 in otherwise lost revenue. The $1.46 million project was funded by a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), $73,245 grant from MassDOT, and $73,245 from the

Colorado airport expansion takes step forward

With grant funding in hand, Montrose Regional Airport is launching the first phase of design work necessary for terminal expansion. Montrose County Commissioners Sue Hansen and Roger Rash on Tuesday approved a grant agreement for roughly $682,200 from the Federal Aviation Administration, with a county and state match of $37,900, each.

Terre Haute Regional Airport to build three more hangars

Terre Haute Regional Airport will build three more new box hangars, reaching its goal to construct six hangars along with a lounge area as part of its West Quad project. The airport’s board of directors Wednesday approved more than $1.18 million, pending approval of a federal grant, for the additional three new 60-foot by 60-foot

Runway construction nears completion at Iowa airport

Expansion of the main runway at the Ottumwa airport is almost complete, and Airport Manager Chris Cobler expects it will be open and functional by early October. The project, which began early this year, rebuilt the main runway, extended its length, and will improve drainage and install a new set of landing lights.