Renovations to expand the secure boarding area at Colorado's Aspen-Pitkin County Airport are now underway. The work will be done at night, with completion of the first phase of the project expected in mid-January.
Travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program at Colorado's Aspen-Pitkin County Airport have been granted an extra week to apply. Enrolled passengers enjoy expedited security screening in most major airports.
The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport will launch a TSA PreCheck program on Feb. 14 to allow qualifying passengers to pass through security more quickly. Program participants, who must pay $85 to join for five years, are allowed to go through security without removing shoes or belts or having to take laptops from carrying cases. Aspen was one of just over 100 U.S. airports to qualify for the program.
Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Colorado is considering a 5% increase in landing fees for commercial and private aircraft based outside the area. The increase would go into effect in 2013, and follows a 10% fee hike this year. County commissioners will consider the motion on Wednesday, with final action scheduled for Nov. 28.
Commissioners in Pitkin County, Colo., heard plans on Tuesday for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen. Airport officials presented four scenarios for general-aviation operations at the airport. However, some commissioners questioned the need for larger operations for private jets.