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Arnold Palmer airport gets wheels turning on $20M expansion

Date: 5/8/2012

By Joe Napsha

Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:02 p.m.
Updated 5 hours ago

As the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport braces for an influx of passengers taking daily flights to Orlando, Fla., starting May 17, airport officials are considering a terminal expansion that could cost as much as $20 million and double its capacity.

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority received preliminary expansion plans from Lee-Simpson Associates Inc. and KTH Architects Inc., both of DuBois, but has not made a decision about an expansion, Chairman Donald Rossi said at the authority board’s meeting on Tuesday.

The authority should have a better idea of the scope of the expansion project after about three months of Spirit Airlines flights to Orlando.

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