Pitt-Greenville Airport reopens


Pitt-Greenville Airport has re-opened for travel after completing upgrades ahead of schedule…

The runway was expected to be close until Friday.

Crews were working around the clock for the past 22 days to complete the runway.

The runway was shut down last month for a $10 million repair project.

The main runway was re-paved and the terminal was renovated inside.

Guidelines say runways need to be re-surfaced every 20 years. PGV Airport has not be resurfaced in 27 years.

Resurfacing the runway improves flight and airline reliability by minimizing downtime for repairs.

“Just makes the airport a little safer and hopefully a smoother ride for aircraft and the occupants of the aircraft,” said Betty Stansbury, executive director of Pitt-Greenville. 

The airport will continue more renovations this summer, including expanding and building areas for hangers.

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