published Thursday, August 11th, 2011

New airport terminal opens at Chattanooga's Lovell Field

The new general aviation terminal at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is under construction in this July 9, 2011 file photo.
The new general aviation terminal at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is under construction in this July 9, 2011 file photo.
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Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials today opened a $5 million general aviation terminal and hangar, calling it a new front door to the city.

“It’s the first impression people get of Chattanooga,” said Mayor Ron Littlefield.

He said the facility on the west side of the airport’s main runway is another economic development tool as officials try to woo more business to the city.

Bob Wilson, president of Memphis-based Wilson Air Center, which will run the airport-owned facility, said it will work to make a positive and professional impression.

“This does make the difference,” said Wilson about the 9,000-square-foot terminal. Wilson’s operation will compete with existing fixed base operator Tac Air.

Chattanooga businessman Jim Berry, who heads Chattanooga-based Republic Parking Systems, is the hangar’s first tenant.

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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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esaletnik said...

Your corporate jet tax breaks hard at work

August 11, 2011 at 1:02 p.m.
qwerty said...

What a scam this is: public money being used to build a home for some rich guy's private jet. Taxpayers should be outraged.

August 11, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
NoMyth said...

Republic Parking is the biggest scam in the region. They hold Chattanooga hostage with outrageous parking prices not comparable to any small city in the country. They earn money hand over first for slabs of asphalt that were paid off decades ago. A competitor or the city should build more garages....and undercut Republic. Chattanoogans should shun Republic for their blatant price gouging and greed. They are so wealthy, now they can rent an airport.

August 11, 2011 at 7 p.m.
lewfree said...

That's works out to $555 per sq foot!!!

August 11, 2011 at 7:18 p.m.
funnyman said...

Lewfree, the article states "opened a $5 million general aviation terminal and hangar". The $5 million was spent on more items that just the terminal. There is no way to calculate the cost of the terminal based on this article. You dont have to be for the development but I think it is unfair to publish false information.

August 11, 2011 at 10:07 p.m.
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