Arizona airport seeks to cut security costs as commercial service ends

08/20/2010 | Daily Courier (Prescott, Ariz.), The

As the last commercial airline prepares to depart Arizona's Prescott Airport, city officials are indicating they will downgrade the airport's TSA classification to save on security costs. As a general aviation airport, Prescott would require only about 100 security badges -- compared with 1,500 as a commercial airport -- saving 35 hours a week of administrative time. "With Horizon [Air] leaving, it changes the whole complexion of how the airport will function," says Mayor Marlin Kuykendall. "Our needs for the massive security will diminish."

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