Yuma International Airport spends $50M within 10 years

YUMA, Ariz. – Over the years, Yuma International Airport’s (YIA) main goal is to obtain sustainability far into the future.

The airport has spent around $50 million in a course of 10 years.

Airport Marketing Manager, Gen Gross with YIA said, “The airport has a strong desire to attract additional airlines or additional routes with American Airlines which will be beneficial to those throughout Yuma County and the surroundings cities in the Imperial Valley and the Mexico border communities.”

She says the only way to get the airport to fly one way to Los Angeles or San Diego is by utilizing the airport right now in order for it to makes sense to bring on another carrier.

Gross adds, “The more people that choose to fly through Yuma the better the airport chances are to attract another air carrier and another route.”

The opportunity for a new route or airline can take up to five to 10 years. Gross said millions of dollars were invested in Yuma County Airport Authority, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Arizona Department of Transportation along with Homeland Security and Private Developers.

She adds, “We work with a wide variety of public and private investors that benefit from aviation in Yuma County and it’s a vital area of business for economic growth. Whether it’s hangers to support the aviation industry or improvements for general aviation, or for our traveling passengers.”

If you’d like to learn more about the airports efforts for air service development and provide helpful input you can join their stake-holder meeting on June 27th and 28th at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., or 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the airports conference room located on the second floor.

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