New general aviation terminal opens at Chattanooga airport
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A new terminal at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is now open.
City leaders held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the addition Thursday morning.
The general aviation terminal and hangar cost $5 million.
Leaders say it's money well spent, because for people flying into Chattanooga it's their first impression of the Scenic City.
"Now, I would have to say, we're in the big leagues," said Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield. "We're where we always needed to be. We are a great and growing community and this reflects well on, not just our corporate offerings, but our community in general."
Bob Wilson, president of Memphis-based Wilson Air Center, will run the facility.
Its first tenant is Chattanooga businessman Jim Berry, who heads Republic Parking Systems.