Wichita Falls City Leaders Make Plans for Improvement - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Wichita Falls City Leaders Make Plans for Improvement

The Wichita Falls Mayor and City Council met Tuesday to discuss city planning projects.  City Manager Darron Leiker shared the city's plans to improve the Municipal Airport.  Leiker says he hopes to keep city leaders up to date on the need and importance of future projects.

"For some years we've had on our plans to try to construct a new airport terminal at Municipal Airport," says Leiker. 

It's a project that's been talked about for some years.  "We're walking down that road with council to discuss different in funding scenarios to help pay for that project," he explains. 

Leiker says the Municipal Airport project will be big for the city.  He also stresses the need for newer facilities.

"We have a very antiquated, undersized airport for a city of our size and because of that we lose potential air passengers that would fly out of Wichita Falls."  Leiker says because of the small and older airport, the city is missing out.

Leiker says, "If we had a larger facility we might be able to attract more than one air carrier."

The project would be completed in three phases.  Improvements to the parking lot and entry road would be first, followed by a second phase focusing on terminal construction and finally an aircraft apron or ramp.  Leiker says the city could bring in more money through a new and improved airport.

"We want to try and upgrade the facility so that more local residents and businesses will choose to fly out of Wichita Falls rather than drive to Oklahoma City or Dallas," he says. 

The project would cost more than $30 million.  Plans are already being drawn up for the project.

Phase one of the Municipal Airport could begin in October and should finish up in the fall of 2014.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6. 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Kate Middleton going into labor with her and Prince William's third child

    Kate Middleton going into labor with her and Prince William's third child

    Monday, April 23 2018 3:38 AM EDT2018-04-23 07:38:08 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 3:38 AM EDT2018-04-23 07:38:08 GMT

    Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have two children, George and Charlotte.

    Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have two children, George and Charlotte.

  • Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:04:45 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 3:28 AM EDT2018-04-23 07:28:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.(AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

  • Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

    Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-04-22 17:24:47 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-04-23 07:26:05 GMT
    The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER)The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER)
    The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER)The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER)

    The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83.

    The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83.

Powered by Frankly