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Regional Airport Project Takes Major Step Forward

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Evan Little

The Pella City Council met Tuesday night. The council voted to approve the partnership between Pella Oskaloosa and Mahaska County on the regional airport project. Many large business such as Vermeer, Musco Lighting, and Pella Corporation extensively use the existing airports. Due to an expansion mandated by the FAA it was determined that the Pella airstrip was inadequate for safety reasons, and a new airport is needed. The regional airport will serve both communities needs, with operating costs split between the two cities.