Airport reopens after month-long repaving project

The skies over Alamance County are a tad busier this week as air traffic returns to the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport following a month-long overhaul of the facility’s runway.

According to Dan Daniely, the president of the airport’s governing authority, the newly refurbished runway officially reopened as scheduled at precisely 6:00 a.m. last Wednesday.

The airport went on to log some 199 flights during the course of the day – with another 209 flights reported on Thursday. Danieley stresses that these figures are well in line with the airport’s average volume of 200-plus flights a day.

In the meantime, Danieley notes that work continues to proceed at full throttle on an expanded parking apron for the facility’s “transient” aircraft. He adds that this project is expected to wrap up on schedule today.

“While the transient parking apron is under construction, transient aircraft are being directed to alternate parking areas,” he adds. “Airport staff are meeting the pilots and passengers with golf carts and transporting them to the terminal building and providing assistance.

“With that, the project is on schedule and going exceptionally well.”