The Texarkana Regional Airport (“TXK”) is pleased to announce it was awarded “2022 Arkansas Airport Of The Year” from the Arkansas Airport Operators Association (“AAOA”); a first for TXK. The State of Arkansas consists of approximately 75 commercial and general aviation airports, all of which are eligible to receive this accolade.
The AAOA award recognizes public-use airports that exhibit outstanding contributions to the overall Arkansas airport system. This award also acknowledges the local community’s efforts to expand and improve its facility.
The award comes amidst construction of a new 40,000 SQ. Ft. passenger terminal at TXK, currently on schedule to open in 2024, that brings a $36 million investment to the community. TXK has also made it a priority to enhance economic activity at the airport, and the entire region, by making investments to attract aeronautical and non-aeronautical development at the airport. Other airport initiatives include beginning a master plan in 2023, which will begin the airport’s efforts to extend and strengthen its primary runway to accommodate air cargo operations, thus providing logistical mobility for many businesses and companies located in Texarkana and the Ark-La-Tex.
“Receiving this award is a great honor, but the true recognition goes to the hard work and Paul Mehrlich, Executive Director of Aviation of the Texarkana Regional Airport Authority. “This award represents our strategic goal of positioning TXK for a future of continued growth and economic importance.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL at the TXK Regional Airport for this well-deserved honor! And for giving all of TXK ANOTHER Texarkana superlative to celebrate!
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