Last month WGNS reported on the demoltion of the old Murfreesboro Airport. On Tuesday (5/7/2019) Airport Manager Chad Gehrke told the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that construction of the new terminal is underway.
The old facility was 4,000 square feet, and the new one is 15,200 square feet–almost 4-times larger.
Gehrke was proud that the new terminal will make it even easier for the public to come and watch airplanes land and take-off.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland proudly proclaimed that the airport generates enough income to totally underwrite operating expenses. (NOTE: The mayor will be on WGNS Wednesday morning from 8:10-9:00AM) The Murfreesboro Airport is one of the only general aviation airports in the state of Tennessee that is self-supporting. No city tax dollars are used towards the daily operations of the airport. The revenue generated from leases and fuel sales funds the operations and capital improvement programs.
$2-million of the $4.5-million to construct the new airport terminal is being covered by a Tennessee Department of Transportation grant. That was presented January, 2019 from the Aeronautics Economic Development Fund.