Weather Causes Falloff In Chattanooga Airport Emplanements

Monday, August 19, 2013

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport President Terry Hart said dismal weather over the past 6-8 months has caused a six percent drop in airport emplanements. 

The weather has caused "a lot of cancellations," he said.

Mr. Hart said the airport has also been hurt by reduced capacity at a Charlotte, N.C., runway.

In another matter, he said the second phase of the airport's solar farm has been completed. He said it is now supplying the equivalent of 85 percent of the power the airport uses.

Mr. Hart said, "We are seeking a way to add the other 15 percent."

He said the airport recently received an award for its sustainability practices, including the solar array.

Mr. Hart said in the project to provide green space along Lee Highway at a stretch of former auto dealerships, all the buildings have been taken down and the site graded.

He said plantings will go in this fall.

The airport terminal renovation is on budget and ahead of schedule, he stated. It is due to be completed by Feb. 1.

There has been "little or no impact on our customers," he said.

Travis Lytle, vice president of Cornerstone Community Bank, was introduced as a new airport board member. He replaces Moses Freeman, who took a seat on the City Council. Mr. Freeman was honored by the board.

     


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