Cheyenne Regional Airport overcomes hurdles

Published: Nov. 11, 2022 at 1:11 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As the Cheyenne Regional Airport runway construction season rounds to a close, they still have one more hurdle to get over.

Ongoing issues with construction mean the runway may be torn-up again if testing shows it doesn’t meet F.A.A standards.

Officials say the job went to the lowest bidder, but maybe not the most qualified. Next year’s airport construction season starts again in April.

Looking to not only finish the runway but add amenities, including a passenger bridge, re-purposing the old terminal, renovate the control tower and build a “6th penny” airport parking lot.

Things that will become necessary thanks to improved travel.

“As far as passenger numbers, even though we had our constraints with the runway project, we just now passed our numbers for 2019. So we are now above our passenger counts for 2019 that before the pandemic, so were very happy about that. The airlines are very happy about it,” said Tim Bradshaw, Director of Aviation at Cheyenne Regional Airport.

Airport managers want to get more connecting flights to their most popular destinations like Phoenix, Los Angeles and Dallas.

Officials want to increase traffic through the airport to save passengers the drive time to Denver.