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Air Traffic Control Tower at Shreveport Downtown Airport Will Remain Open Until Further Notice

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Today the the Federal Aviation Administration informed the Shreveport Airport Authority that the air traffic control tower at the Shreveport Downtown Airport (DTN) will remain open until further notice. This good news hold true for 148 other control towers nationwide that will also remain open.

Untill today the Shreveport Downtown Airport was the only control tower remaining on the closure list that had included six airports inLouisiana.

Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood said, “The DOT has determined that the recently enacted Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 will allow the FAA to transfer sufficient funds to end employee furloughs and keep the 149 contract towers originally slated for closure in June open for the remainder of fiscal year 2013.”

Stacy Kuba, Manager of the Shreveport Downtown Airport said, “I am excited a solution to keeping the air traffic control tower at Shreveport Downtown Airport has been reached. This is great news for our airport and for the 320 aircraft that are based at Shreveport Downtown Airport. This decision will help keep the local aviation community safe when departing from or flying into Shreveport Downtown Airport.”

The FAA will also put $10 million toward reducing cuts and delays in core NextGen programs and will allocate approximately $11 million to partially restore the support of infrastructure in the national airspace system.

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