4 Corners Airport hopes upgrades woo commercial flights

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 Officials at the Four Corners Regional Airport in northwestern New Mexico hope proposed upgrades will bring commercial airlines back.

The Farmington Daily Times reports a five-year $23.2 million plan presented this week calls for improvements to runways, installation of an engineered material arresting system and taxiway relocation.

Airport Manager Mike Lewis told the Farmington City Council the upgrades could be used to attract commercial air service back to the airport.

No commercial airline has landed a plane at the Four Corners Regional Airport since 2017.

Farmington Economic Development Director Warren Unsicker says the commercial air service will help Farmington as it works to accomplish goals like increasing tourism, attracting retirees and building an aerospace industry.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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