Bellingham Airport Completes Runway Renovation

26 September 2010 (Last Updated September 26th, 2010 18:30)

Bellingham International Airport in the US will open its main runway for flight operations after completing three weeks of renovation work. The Port of Bellingham closed the runway on the 31 August to revamp the 6,700ft runway, using 170,000t of asphalt at a cost of $29m. The

Bellingham International Airport in the US will open its main runway for flight operations after completing three weeks of renovation work.

The Port of Bellingham closed the runway on the 31 August to revamp the 6,700ft runway, using 170,000t of asphalt at a cost of $29m.

The upgraded runway will be able to handle larger jets such as Boeing 757, according to news1130.com.

The Federal Aviation Authority has provided 95% of the fund for the upgrade project, which also includes a new drainage system and runway lights and about 30 miles of wiring.

Port commissioners have also approved a $30m plan to triple the size of the passenger terminal in the next three years.