The City of Monroe is now in a design stage to both lengthen and strengthen the current runway at Monroe Regional Airport. The facility’s transition from primarily, a general aviation airport to a facility built for larger corporate aircraft will hopefully take place within the next 36 months. During this period, staff must examine and recommend improvements to all aspects of the Airport in order to achieve the objectives set forth by the City leadership.
The lengthening and strengthening will allow the City to meet its primary objective to expand the airport’s capabilities enticing corporate traffic traveling the Eastern United States and flying to the Region for business. These improved capabilities will enable the Airport to generate greater revenue via fuel sales and potential tax base.
As Monroe continues to grow and further distinguish itself as the aerospace manufacturing hub of the Charlotte Region, the airport has become an even greater asset. To properly promote and market this airport, the name needs to reflect Monroe as an integral part of greater Charlotte and the Airport’s strategic location within the Region.
“I feel optimistic about the airport’s future and look forward to working with the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and Airport Commission during this exciting transition,” stated Chris Platé, Director of Economic Development and Aviation for the City of Monroe. “Monroe’s potential is unparalleled moving forward as private and charter aviation becomes increasingly affordable and remains the preferred mode of transportation for corporate executives.”
For more information, please contact R. Christopher Platé, Director of Economic Development and Aviation at (704) 282-5780.
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