Mississippi’s Tunica Airport completed construction of its arrival and departure canopy earlier this summer.
The canopy – which is 28 feet high, 90 feet long and 90 feet wide – provides all-weather access for passengers and aircraft arriving at Tunica Airport. The structure also provides improved lighting and security, according to Cliff Nash, the airport’s executive director. Its construction accommodates a multitude of aircraft, including G-Vs to B757s, and provides visitors with safer, immediate access to facilities and transportation.
Earlier this year, a CAT I Instrument Landing System (ILS), medium intensity approach lights with runway approach indicator lights, Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS III p/t) and Remote Communications outlet were installed, giving the airport all-weather capability. Last fall, the runway was extended to 7,000 feet. Approximately $33 million in expansions and upgrades have been completed to date, Nash said.
The next major project will be construction of a 20,000-square-foot hangar. Future plans include construction of an air traffic control tower, 320,000-square-foot commercial apron, expanded general aviation aprons and a terminal building.
For more information: 877-FLY-TUNICA.