Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The new St George Regional Airport will be an economic catalyst for so many businesses and its arrival is planned for around Nov. 1, 2110. The new airport will likely attract companies looking for a place to land. The current St George airport creates nearly 1,000 jobs and brings in nearly 30 million to the local economy. The new airport manager was reported in a recent article from Utah Business magazine entitled Taking Flight as saying, "This airport will be able to accommodate aircraft, freight, cargo service...these are integral elements in the community". The new runway will be 9,300 square feet, larger than the current one at 6,600 sqauare feet, in order for larger aircraft to land. The new airport will serve as an anchor to Southern Utah's and St George Transportation system.