Pitt-Greenville Airport to undergo runway construction

On April 23, Pitt-Greenville Airport will begin construction on their main runway.

The $10 million project is set to fix the surface and drainage on the runway.

Planes that do fly out of PGV will need to use a smaller runway while construction is underway. 

Originally, Pitt-Greenville Airport sent out a statement saying some passengers would be diverted to other airports due to the construction.

However, American Airlines sent out a statement Friday afternoon saying that is not correct.

"American Airlines does not anticipate any impact for our customers departing and/or arriving Pitt–Greenville Airport. If a flight was weight restricted, our airport team would work directly with our customers."

An American Airlines representative told 9 On Your Side he is looking into how PGV got the wrong information.

Construction will begin on the new runway April 23.

"Well our primary runway is 27 years old and is in need of a resurfacing," said Betty Stansbury, executive director of Pitt-Greenville Airport. "So we are good to be closing it starting Monday at 6:30 a.m. for thirty days to remove and replace the runway."

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