Monday, March 16, 2015
Maryland Airport Flying High
What many also don't know is that its part of the Federal and State integrated transportation plan which designates the airport as a reliever for Regan National. So basically if there is an emergency they can divert small corporate aircraft here if needed. It is the closest regional airport outside the no-fly zone. Future plans are to add a small terminal and extend the runway to to 4,300 ft to attract more businesses users and also people that want to fly into the area for the attractions nearby like the National Harbor. This will be a great help and can create jobs that coincide with the airport like aviation engineers, technicians and maintenance workers. From a 2013 economic impact study it is reported that the airport contributes more than $9 million annually in the form of direct and indirect business revenue.