Duluth International Airport breaks ground on new aviation hangar project

Northern News Now at 5pm
Published: Aug. 2, 2023 at 7:43 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (Northern News Now) - There’s some extra space coming to the Duluth International Airport (DLH).

On Wednesday, the Duluth Airport Authority broke ground on a new general aviation hangar, which will include five bays that can hold one aircraft each.

The hangar will house smaller personal aircrafts.

This will be the first time DLH has added a hangar in 25 years.

The new $1.8 million space will help accommodate the growing aviation community in this region.

The Airport Authority has been planning the expansion for three years and finally received the resources to begin.

Even though the project has just begun, Executive Director Tom Werner is still looking ahead to what’s next.

“We’ve got a number of projects we’re taking a look at over the next ten years,” said Werner who added more on the project beginning today. “We continue to stay focused on air service and air service growth, but today we’re celebrating aviation and all the exciting things going on in that space.”

Werner also believes the new hangar will have a huge economic impact on the community.

The hangar is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.

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