Cleveland’s Regional Jetport celebrates its 10th anniversary Wednesday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m.
Former Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland noted, "The Jetport since its opening has become a major hub and was chosen the state’s Airport of the Year. This year its Director Mark Fidler was named Tennessee Airport Manager of the Year."
Prior to its opening, the city was served by Hardwick Field, once dubbed by Governor Don Sundquist as the state’s worst airport.
The new modern facility is now home to numerous corporate jets including Erlanger's Life Force helicopter.
It originally had a 5,000-foot runway and that was extended to 6,200 feet.
The Jetport is currently home to 66 aircraft, including seven jets and three helicopters.
Fidler said there is a long waiting list for new hangar space.
Over 200 flights a week go out from the Jetport.
Steve Wright is chairman of the Cleveland Municipal Airport with former Mayor Rowland as vice chairman, and members are Ben Chandler, Robby Garrison and Verrill Norwood.