Kawartha Lakes airport reports growth


The Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport presented Council an update this week on all the programs that took flight over the past year. 

Bob Hunter and Malcolm Cook of The Loomex Group, who provide operational support for the airport, gave an overview of the past year.

To improve safety and efficiency, the airport recently upgraded the resurfacing and maintenance of its main runway, as well as introduced new taxiways, access roads and vehicle control gates.

For future expansion, the airport intends to rent land for approximately eight privately owned hangars and is in preliminary planning to modify the orientation of its grass runway and then pave it.

In 2019, the airport saw growth in demand for hangar space, aircraft tie down areas, guests to Airport View Restaurant and flight school training and over the past three years and fuel sales were up 53%.