Lafayette Regional Airport's new $6 million project helping out local community

Photo by KADN staff

Project 100% state funded

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

Lafayette Regional Airport is currently undergoing many projects to better the airport, one being a $6 million project to provide a large concrete area for larger planes to park.  Larger planes need to be parked on concrete because of how heavy they are.  This not only helps the airport, but the community as well pulling money into the community from areas outside our region.

"We see more and more aircrafts [that are very large] coming in bringing corporate executives, bringing companies who want to and who are thinking about investing in and around Lafayette, Louisiana.  So this gives them the opportunity to come to Lafayette to see what a great facility we have," says Greg Roberts, Director of Aviation at Lafayette Regional Airport.

This project is one-hundred percent state funded because the local airport continues to thrive and do well for the Acadiana community.  This space will also allow for multiple planes to park as Lafayette's airport has become the prime divert base for United Airlines going into Houston.  It also helps for post-hurricane recovery as military, charter, and oil company aircrafts temporarily base their planes throughout storm emergencies.


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