FAA OKs expansion of East Wenatchee airport

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Associated Press

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 15 at 8:30 AM

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $30 million project to lengthen the runway at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.

The Wenatchee World reports (http://bit.ly/12aYavm ) federal financing will pay up to $27 million and the rest will come from the ports of Chelan and Douglas counties, which jointly own the airport.

The project will extend the 5,700-foot runway to 7,000 feet.

Port officials hope the expansion will attract a second airline to schedule regional flights. Alaska Airlines currently operates the only scheduled flights at Pangborn, daily service to Sea-Tac Airport.

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Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com

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