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Macon airport reopens with new runway


Macon’s Fower Memorial Airport reopened after being closed for five months for the construction of a new runway. City Administrator Allan Muncy said the improvement to the airport is very important because of what a big role the airport plays to the city.

The new runway is made of concrete and is 900 feet longer than the old one. The runway will support a new jet-fuel fueling system the airport recently added and allow bigger planes to fly into the airport, like the type that small businesses own.

Airport Manager Joe Evans said, “We’re hoping the improvement in the runway is going to spur some economic development for the area. We’re also hoping to get more traffic and get some more fuel sales going.”

For future development, the airport is looking to add both a parallel taxi-way to the runway and additional hangers, and to improve the ramps.

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