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Altoona-Blair Co. Refurbished Runway 'Step In Airport's Evolution'

The Altoona-Blair County Airport held a ribbon cutting for its recently refurbished east-west runway 1230. The runway's completion comes as the airport embarks on a new era of passenger service when Contour Airlines and its 30-passenger jet is slated to become the new carrier beginning in October.

Rep. John Joyce (R-PA, 13th District), whose efforts on behalf of the county's airport resulted in more than $1 million in grant money, said the refurbished runway will allow for more air traffic with improved safety.

"This is state-of-the-art design with the ridges put in, so the water runs off and...

 

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