Vermont’s two largest airports are experiencing increases in passengers and new flight options, and are improving infrastructure to support anticipated growth.
Burlington International Airport recently reported a 12% increase in passengers in 2018 alone. This increase will be bolstered by the addition of twice-weekly direct flight service to Orlando, Florida by Frontier Airlines. These flights will begin in February 2019.
BTV is also seeing more traffic because airlines are serving the airport with larger planes that are twice, and sometimes triple, the size of planes that had previously brought passengers to Vermont. New taxiways and other enhancements are underway to accommodate the increased numbers.
Meanwhile, in Southern Vermont construction is wrapping up on a $2.5 million project at Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport. The project created a new taxiway alongside the runway and included new lighting, grading, and erosion control, among other safety enhancements. The airport is an important transportation hub for southern Vermont, particularly for its flights to Bostion via Cape Air.