Lakeland Linder International Airport Master Plan
Public Meeting |January 15, 2020
Lakeland Linder International Airport Terminal
3900 Don Emerson Drive, Lakeland, FL 33811
4 - 7 p.m.
LAKELAND, FL (December 12, 2019) | Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) is currently undergoing an update to the Airport Master Plan. This 20-year plan is a comprehensive study of the airport and describes the short, medium, and long-term development strategy necessary to meet the anticipated future demand of the airport.
The public is invited to attend a public meeting on the Airport Master Plan that will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The public meeting will be from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Lakeland Linder International Terminal building, located at 3900 Don Emerson Drive Lakeland 33811.
The City of Lakeland has retained the services of Atkins North America in assisting with the development of the Airport Master Plan. Atkins North America is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultants for the international aviation market. The Master Plan for Lakeland Linder International Airport has been under development since early 2018 and is approaching its conclusion.
Gene Conrad, Director of the Lakeland Linder International Airport said, “We have experienced a tremendous amount of growth and new development at the airport since the last master plan was completed in 2011.” He added, “Over the past several years Lakeland Linder International Airport has become home to the NOAA Hurricane Hunters, Polk State College Aerospace and Amazon’s new Air Cargo facility.”
Lakeland Linder International Airport invites the public to attend the master plan session on January 15th to learn more about the strategic process, review alternative development plans and share ideas with staff. Conrad said, “Your voice will help in shaping the future of the Lakeland Linder International Airport long into the future. We look forward to seeing you on January 15th.”
Lakeland Linder International Airport is home to the world-famous NOAA Hurricane Hunters. The airport property delivers a $574 million economic impact to the region based on the 2019 FDOT Economic Impact Study. Lakeland Linder is a FAA Part 139 Certificated Airport capable of accepting air carrier aircraft with Aircraft Rescue Firefighting services. There were over 125,000 aircraft operations this past year, making it the 112th busiest airport in the United States. Lakeland Linder International Airport is home to over 275 based aircraft including 42 jets and turbo prop aircraft. The airport is home to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Polk State College - Aerospace programs.
The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population over 100,000, Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor. The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third-largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
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