Port Columbus opens new south runway
A 140 million USD runway, the largest capital project in the 85-year history of Port Columbus OH (USA), took centre stage last week. Funded jointly by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA), Port Columbus airport’s south runway replacement project was completed on schedule in three years and under budget. The FAA financed nearly 63% of the multi-phase project while the airport authority covered remaining costs with operating income and passenger facility charges.
Centrally located in the state of Ohio, Port Columbus, opened in 1929, is one of three airports operated by the CRAA, which also oversees Bolton Field and Rickenbacker international airport, the most important of the three in terms of cargo traffic, which totalled 72'300 t in 2012 (+9.1%). Columbus is the 15th largest city in the USA.