Runway Improvements Complete at NEK Airport, More Projects Planned for Future
Improvements for another Vermont airport. A runway extension in Coventry could increase economic development in the Northeast Kingdom. But while the future looks bright, there is some uncertainty.
“We’ve got the first couple rungs to this really tall ladder, and it's exciting to me, because it's one of the biggest rungs,” said Guy Rouelle, Vermont’s Aviation Administrator. That first rung, adding a thousand feet onto the runway to the newly named Northeast Kingdom International Airport.
Paul Monette, Mayor of Newport, says the $9 million dollar project is an example of the Kingdom's tenacity to get things done. “This just shows what the local will and the power of local people to help an area grow,” said Monette.
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