Key West Airport Gets Major Runway Upgrade

Key West International Airport is undergoing a $10 million, fivemonth reconstruction project on its single 15-year-old runway. The airport is to remain open during the day to accommodate scheduled commercial airlines — American, Delta, Silver and United — and general aviation. “With only one runway at Key West, this is a very challenging but needed project,” said Don DeGraw, director of airports. The existing 1.5 km long runway is to be resurfaced with new pavement. An additional 82 metres is to be available for aircraft taking off to the east. The runway’s shoulders are to be widened to 6 metres from 3 metres on both sides.

Meanwhile, American Airlines is scheduled to begin new nonstop service between Key West International Airport and Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport June 9, 2018, and Silver Airways, with nonstop service into Key West International Airport from Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Florida, plans to add new ATR- 600 series aircraft seating 46 passengers on several Key West flights during this year’s first quarter. Silver currently operates services into Key West on 34-seat Saab 340B Plus turboprop aircraft.

Hall 3.1 / Stand 305