Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Little Good News

Every once in a while something good happens here.

Lakefront Airport
AP Reports,

Permanent air traffic control service is set to resume for the first time since Hurricane Katrina at an airport near downtown New Orleans.

'Hopefully, everything's on track and it will open up Monday,' airport aviation director Randy Taylor said Wednesday.

Service is set to be limited, with workers initially relying on radios and cell phones _ without the radar equipment in place before the August 2005 storm, said C.W. Baker, president of the local National Air Traffic Controllers Association. Hours of operation also will be reduced, Baker said.

Lakefront logged the most flights since Katrina in April, increasing to 4,000 that month. That's comparable to nearby Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Federal aviation officials hope to restore tower operations, with radar coverage and landline telephones, by the beginning of next year, said Roland Herwig, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Original Lakefront Terminal

Even better news is that Taylor plans on restoring the original terminal to its Art Deco glory. I just hope the Levee Board Consolidation doesn't screw it up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From the bomb to bomb shelter, and (hopefully) back to the bomb!

I can't wait to see the building really restored.