Monday, February 18, 2013

Airport reopens after overhaul

DESTIN, Fla. -- Destin's refurbished runway opened Friday morning, and within minutes planes were touching down. Crews from C.W. Roberts and RS&H spent the past month resurfacing the 5,000-foot-long, 100-foot-wide runway. The airport had been closed to fixed-wing air traffic since Feb. 4 during the runway's first major overhaul since it opened in 1963. The airport sees about 60,000 flights a year. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News and Destin Log, 02/17/13)