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Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is growing

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VIENNA, Ohio - There is some significant growth taking place at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

A ground breaking ceremony was held Wednesday for a 1.5 million dollar project that will result in a new T-hangar for private planes, and a taxiway connecting the hangar to the runway.

Two additional hangars will also be built along State Route 193 in phase two and three of the project.

Director of Aviation Dan Dickton says the new hangars will replace ones built in the 1940s and will help Youngstown capture a much larger share of the general aviation business in the region.

Dickton says in 2014 two additional 14 unit hangars will be built.

Dickton says all the space in the first hangar has been leased and others interested in the space in the future two hangars can be put on a waiting list.

In addition, there are major improvements taking place at the terminal. The Chairman of the Western Reserve Port Authority, Scott Lynn, says there are three million dollars worth of improvements scheduled for this year and next year.

Lynn says this is another sign of growth at the airport. He adds two years ago there were 20-thousand passengers taking flights on Allegiant and charter flights. This year there were 75-thousand passengers.

State, local, and federal lawmakers joined community leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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