Bankruptcy Plan Could Send Funds to Airport

MGN Online

DETROIT (AP) -- An aging airport in Detroit could again get passenger service if $28.5 million in funding is approved as part of the city's bankruptcy plan.

The Detroit Free Press reports ( ) money for Coleman A. Young International Airport on the city's east side would pay to upgrade hangars and the airport's passenger terminal. It also would fund a new loading bridge for passengers.

The funding also could help pay personnel costs as well as maintenance and security. The plan from state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr calls for investments in the airport over the next few years.

Known as City Airport, commercial passenger service ceased in 2000. Private pilots, cargo companies and charter operations still use the facility.

The Detroit area's main airport is located in the suburb of Romulus.