Tweed Tower .pared Closing — for Now
NEW HAVEN — The federal Department of Transportation has determined that the Tweed Regional Airport air traffic control tower, along with 148 other contract control towers at small airports nationwide, will remain open through the end of September.
The determination was announced last month by U. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who in a statement said that the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 will provide the Federal Aviation Administration with enough funding to keep all 149 contract towers open through the end of the federal fiscal year, which is September 30.
Tweed, along with 148 contract air towers across the U. were originally slated for closure a result of sequestration. The airport has approximately 40,000 enplanements and around unique flyers each year and is one of the only small airports in New England to have commercial service.