Aug. 27--ECI Construction in Dillsburg is one of three companies awarded a total of $2.9 million in contracts to build a new building for storing snow-removal equipment at Harrisburg International Airport.
ECI won a $1.7 million contract to serve as general contractor for the 24,000-square-foot facility where the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority will store its 30-plus pieces of snow-removal equipment. The authority currently stores the equipment, worth more than $5 million, outdoors.
The authority expects the storage building will open in December 2015. The contract awards are contingent on final grant approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
In other news, the airport authority said Wednesday that Harrisburg International saw 118,404 passengers in July, a drop of 1.6 percent from July 2013. United Airlines' traffic dropped 24.7 percent in July, to 25,493 passengers. The carrier ended service from HIA to Cleveland and Newark, N.J..
On a positive note, discount carriers Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air each saw passenger growth in July.
Frontier flew 12,702 passengers in July, an increase of 54.7 percent from July 2013. Allegiant's traffic increased 3.5 percent to 8,514 passengers in July.
Flights at HIA operating at 86 percent capacity
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