Tuesday, June 18, 2019 07:22 AM

CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT PASSENGERS, FREIGHT CONTINUE TO INCREASE; CURTIS ROBINSON RETIRES AFTER 42 YEARS AS CUSTODIAN - THE CHATTANOOGAN

The Chattanooga Airport continues to see an increase in use, as evidenced by the number of people and pounds of freight traveling in and out of Lovell Field. Statistics show that enplanements in April were 47,950, and 49,995 in May, an increase of 13.84 percent above May 2018. Deplanements were 47,493 in April and 50,528 in May, up 14.22 percent from May a year ago. Pounds of air freight originating in Chattanooga has also has increased 5.87 percent from 2018 and air freight deplaning is 6.49 percent higher.

During May, Delta Express had 49.61 percent of the market share, American had 34.42 percent United had 10.11 percent and Allegiant had 5.55 percent.

With the increased use comes the need for new facilities and increased maintenance. The airport is now in the design phase of a new 25,000-square-foot hangar. Bids for construction should be ready in September. Additional parking has been made available in preparation for using some of the new parking to replace what will be taken out of service when a parking deck is being built. A new sign has been placed near the entrance to the airport on the Airport Connector Road to show availability of parking at ...

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