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Tallahassee Airport Looks To Remodel For More Business

Jun 24, 2015
The airport wants to become an international airport.
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Tallahassee Airport is doing some international remodeling. The airport will be constructing a customs office and adding a new cargo distribution area, in its push to get more business.

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The city of Tallahassee is planning to overhaul the décor and the technology at its local airport.

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Generating more traffic into, and out of the Tallahassee Airport remains a lofty goal. But city and airport planners are optimistic  a planned international designation  and remodel, will help the Capital City’s airport take off.

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Tallahassee Regional Airport will soon be offering direct flights to South Florida as well as some additional flights to another top destination in the state.

Silver Airways is one of the three major airlines flying out of Tallahassee Regional Airport. And, in a TLH terminal Wednesday, the carrier’s spokeswoman Misty Pinson announced the new services.

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Construction on Tallahassee Regional Airport’s longest runway hit a bump when debris from an old landfill resurfaced. The city is spending more than $500,000 to remove the garbage.

The City Commission approved the money last week. Part of the airport was built on an old landfill. When planning the runway project, officials had believed the construction area did not overlap with the buried landfill. But Director of Aviation Chris Curry says the construction company found garbage.

New Airline's Plans Grounded - For Now

Feb 26, 2014
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Florida Express Jet was poised to answer the prayers of consumers in the capital city last week when it announced plans to begin jetting Floridians across the state at bargain prices. The newly-minted company promised flyers hundred dollar one-way flights from Tallahassee as far south as Ft. Lauderdale but the company reneged on its proposal in a Tuesday morning email to Tallahassee Airport Director Chris Curry. Curry said the airline started selling tickets before negotiations were even finalized.

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This year, the City of Tallahassee is set to pay off the bond that helped it build the Tallahassee Regional Airport terminal two decades ago. But airport directors are planning major renovations that could require a new round of long-term borrowing.

While walking on the second floor of the Tallahassee airport, interim airport director Jay Townsend says, “Smells mildewy, doesn’t it?”

It was a bomb threat that caused Tallahassee Regional Airport to temporarily shut down Sunday evening. Airport operations are now back to normal, but Tallahassee police are still looking for the person responsible.

At around six Sunday evening, the airport was put in lockdown mode, after a male caller claimed there were two bombs on the airport premises.