Evansville Regional Airport

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Portion of final American Rescue Plan funding aimed at Evansville Regional Airport

Evansville Regional Airport could be seeing a boost from the final funding the American Rescue Plan.

According to the Vanderburgh County Council, nearly every drop of the over $30 million awarded through the American Rescue Plan has been squeezed out.

Officials say there's still time for a few more organizations to receive some funding.

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Construction begins for Evansville airport terminal

Work is underway for a new private terminal building at Evansville Regional Airport. The 10,000-square-foot terminal will replace the existing facility that is more than 60 years old and will be operated by Tri-State Aero, a subsidiary of Evansville-based United Companies.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District is overseeing the construction of the terminal, which will cost nearly $7.5 million.

Tri-State Aero officials told our partners at WEHT-TV that the existing facility will be demolished and turned into parking and ramp space.

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Indiana airports to share in $970M for improvements

The Biden administration said Thursday it is providing $970 million for improvements at 114 airports around the country, with work ranging from wider concourses and new baggage-handling systems to new terminals at some small airfields. Three Indiana airports are among those receiving funding.
Evansville Regional Airport will receive $3.4 million to replace outdated HVAC equipment, lighting and passenger access systems. Meanwhile, Huntingburg Regional Airport is receiving $3.3 million that will go toward construction of a new, $6 million terminal building that was announced last year.

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Allegiant adds nonstop flights in Evansville, South Bend

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. is adding nearly a dozen nonstop flights round the country, including two out of airports in Indiana, the airline announced Monday.

Beginning in mid-June, the airline will offer a flight from Evansville Regional Airport to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, as well as a flight from South Bend International Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Evansville and South Bend flights will offer one-way fares as low as $49 and $45, respectively.

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