Northeast Kingdom International Airport celebrates 75th anniversary

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

COVENTRY — The Northeast Kingdom International Airport will mark its 75th anniversary on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

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The airport, formerly known as Newport State Airport, sits at the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog and provides service to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and our Canadian friends across the border.

The airport has grown substantially since its opening in 1945 when it was built to support the military and is now a full-service jetport.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT), supported by the Federal Aviation Administration, has added substantial infrastructure to the airport in the past ten years.

Major highlights include an expanded runway (5,300 feet), a full parallel taxiway, a new fuel farm serving JetA and 100LL, clear approaches, a wastewater system, and a snow removal equipment building to house machinery used to maintain runways in the frigid Kingdom winter conditions.

A full-service Fixed Base Operator provides airport services including fuel, de-icing aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, and scenic rides.

Northeast Kingdom International airport also has space available for the development of new aviation-related businesses in private and corporate hangars.

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