Latest Erie International Airport Stories

2009-12-11 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine airports can make upgrades and safety enhancements with the aid of a $10 million state investment from PennDOT's Aviation Capital Budget/Transportation Assistance Program, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "By making smart state investments in aviation, we can help ensure that the commonwealth's airports are running safely and efficiently," Governor Rendell said. "This investment will not only allow these airports to make...

2008-08-19 00:00:23

A $4.8 million loan is the final piece to a financial puzzle that will let work begin on an $80 million runway extension at Erie International Airport. The first phase will add 920 feet of runway and fix the rest to fulfill airport safety requirements. One thousand feet of runway will be added to allow the airport to accommodate more and larger passenger and cargo planes. The work should be finished by 2013. The loan covers most of the Erie Regional Airport Authority's $6 million share of...

2008-08-12 00:00:30

By Bonnie Pfister Flights between Pittsburgh International Airport and regional airports formerly connected by ailing US Airways' commuter service could be revived next year, if a proposal gets off the ground. Officials from the state, regional airports and four small airlines met last week to discuss the possibility of using planes seating nine to 19 passengers to restore connections between Pittsburgh and such places as Harrisburg, Latrobe, Altoona and Johnstown. Discussions are...

2008-07-16 12:01:08

By Jim Carroll, Erie Times-News, Pa. Jul. 16--Airlines plan to ground planes and cut thousands of flights this fall, but turbulence in the aviation industry has not shaken plans for an $80.5 million runway extension at Erie International Airport. The Erie Regional Airport Authority on Tuesday agreed to borrow $4.8 million toward its $6 million share of the runway project costs. Authority President Louis Porreco said the economic crisis now facing commercial aviation has not lessened...

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