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Brownsville Airport expands to meet needs, stimulating jobs

Airport expands to meet needs, stimulating jobs

The Brownsville Herald
June 06, 2010 10:57 PM
By JAZMINE ULLOA, The Brownsville Herald

Airport officials say the future looks promising for Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.

The federal government has pumped millions of stimulus dollars into the facility’s rehabilitation projects, officials are seeking to add new flights as early as next year, and in perhaps the largest recent development, the airport will soon see cargo operations reopen on its airfield by the beginning of August — an enterprise it lost in the 1950s to Valley International Airport in Harlingen.

"There has definitely been a lot of expansion based on our growth," said Michael D. Jones, business development manager for the Brownsville airport.

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