State Representative Casey Kozlowski (R-Pierpont) recently delivered a letter of support to the Ashtabula County Airport (ACA), encouraging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reconsider the reclassification of the airport.

As a result of a recent FAA inspection, there has been consideration of reducing the county’s airport status, which would reduce airplane traffic and hinder the airport’s ability to sustain economic growth and stability within Ashtabula County.

“Having worked with a large number of Ashtabula county businesses, and specifically working with the Spire Institute, the Geneva Wine and Culinary Institute (“Pairings”), and numerous businesses seeking expansion, I can confidently state that this would be a significant detriment to a community whom cannot afford such a loss,” Kozlowski expressed in the letter. “Our friends, families, and businesses cannot afford to endure a decision like this, specifically when we are on the precipice of significant growth and development.”

As previously reported in the Star Beacon, this airport status change would block corporate jets from utilizing the Denmark Township runway, which would diminish the airport’s role as an economic development tool for businesses and deprive the airport of a significant portion of its operating revenue, according to the County Airport Authority.


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