Fremont city officials say the expansion of the Municipal Airport will be good for business.
“It just opens the door for corporate businesses to relocate to the Fremont area and complement the businesses we already have.”
Fremont City Council President Scott Getzschman says the only option corporate leaders had until now is to land in Omaha and then make the drive to Fremont.
“They would have at least a 45 minute trip out. A 45 minute trip back.
It just wasn’t economically feasible for a business to relocate here.”
Getzschman says expanding the runway and adding the lighting will also benefit current businesses like Valmont and Hormel.
“That is a huge economic impact to them and a huge dollar savings and that is what we have to offer now.”
Getzschman says the expansion was long overdue and now corporate jets will have no problems landing in Fremont.
“The overall runway is now 55-hundred feet and allows any corporate jet to land safely in Fremont.”
Getzschman says the extended runway and new taxiway lighting were needed to improve airport service.
“The $3.5 million dollar facelift of an airport that really hasn’t had any work done to it since 1944 when it was originally built.”
The Municipal Airport was closed for six months and reopens today.