Wider runway, 2 millionth passenger eyed at Arnold Palmer airport in 2019

Tribune Review – Arnold Palmer Regional Airport expects to reach a milestone in 2019: serving its two millionth passenger since February 2011, when Spirit Airlines became the facility’s sole commercial carrier.

Officials at the Unity airport also plan to widen the runway as preparations proceed for installing a second passenger boarding bridge.

Engineering consultant Scott Kunselman, of GAI Consultants, said the authority will apply for funding for the project’s first phase and hopes to be ready to seek bids in May.

To allow flights to continue without interruption during the first phase of widening, the airport would close one end of the 8,223-foot runway, likely in the coming fall, and then switch work to the opposite end during spring of 2020.

“We’ll shut down as much of the runway as we can and still be able to operate Spirit flights,” Kunselman said.

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