Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Renovation of a runway at Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida completed

Hubbard Construction (Eurovia) completed the second phase of the project to renovate one of the two runways at Lakeland Linder Airport, located alongside the I-4 highway, halfway between Tampa and Orlando.

The project involves demolishing and recycling the existing runway on-site, installing runway lights and resurfacing a stretch 3.2 km long and 76 m wide.
Later this year a new Amazon Air is expected to open and new 42-acre site at the airport.  Lakeland Linder International Airport is also actively seeking commercial service targeting the Atlanta, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C. markets. Specific network service targets include American Airlines and SkyWest Airlines to Charlotte; United, Skywest, and Contour to Washington, D.C.; and Delta to Atlanta. Charlotte remains the airport's top target with its 100 connecting cities linking Lakeland to the global market and the availability of new gates coming online shortly to accommodate additional growth.

The Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area has almost 670,000 residents and has grown 12% since 2010. Similarly situated communities which currently have air service include Ft. Myers (722,336), Boise (691,423), Greensboro (662,079), and Syracuse (656,510) to name a few.

Lakeland is surrounded by four quickly growing airports with a combined 64 million passengers and 75 million annual seats available between them. However, with the area's growing population, facilities overcrowding, and increased demand for additional access points Lakeland is situated perfectly to seek out and start air service.

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