Meacham Airport getting ready for new takeoff at 90

Meacham Airport getting ready for new takeoff at 90
October 16, 2015
Meacham Airport Expansion
Fort Worth's municipal airport is expanding with new hangars and a renovated terminal and administration building as it turns 90 years old this year. “Business operators and people doing business in Fort Worth that want to fly their jets into (Dallas-Fort Worth) fly their jets here,” said airport manager Jeff Kloska said. “You can be downtown in 15 minutes as soon as you land.”

October 16, 2015
By Andrea Ahles
Star-Telegram.com

Meacham Airport, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, is having a little work done. The airport, an aviation pioneer which established Fort Worth as a home for military and American Airlines planes, is getting new hangars, a bigger administration building and a renovated terminal as it moves towards a century of operations.

“We have invested heavily at Meacham, recently in the [terminal] renovations, and we have some great tenants that have been there for years,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “Meacham has great history. American had some of its first flights out there and we continue to see significant growth at the airport.”

Although commercial airplanes stopped flying out of Meacham in 1953, the municipal airport has survived by catering to private pilots, flight schools and now, larger corporate jets.

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