Tennessee airport looks to replace operator after GA decline

02/19/2009 | Bristol Herald Courier (Va.)

After 38 years running general aviation services at Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Tennessee, Tri-City Aviation has failed to reach a lease agreement with airport officials. Patrick Wilson, the airport's executive director, said general aviation services dropped 32% from 2002 to 2008, while the number of aircraft based at the facility fell by 35%. Commissioners also have complained that the company failed to market and improve the airport as promised, and two days of mediation have failed to bring the two sides together.

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