MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Changes to Harrisburg International Airport aim to improve safety and convenience as well as attract more airlines and businesses to the area.
Those changes include a new airport hotel, building a new hanger for corporate flights, a new office facility, and runway rehabilitation.
Richard Thompson of Bedford County regularly travels through HIA.
“Because of the convenience of the airport. It’s right off the Turnpike, right in, seems to be more comfortable than any other facility,” Thompson said.
Deputy Executive Director Marshall Stevens says the airport also is adding a new Fairfield Suites Hotel. The hotel will have 120 rooms and, in time, will hopefully have a covered walkway from the airport to the hotel.
“We’re always looking for new airlines. Certainly having the amenity of the hotel provides an additional attractiveness as we talk to those airlines; telling them yes, we can bring people to the airport from a longer distance,” Stevens said.
The hotel is expected to open by the end of summer 2018.