Mar 25, 2013 at 7:02 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Last week, St. Cloud Regional Airport Director Bill Towle learned the airport control tower would be closing.
Today, he learned when that will happen.
Towle tells KNSI News the Federal Aviation Administration will close the tower on April 21st.
The FAA is closing 149 towers nationwide beginning April 7th due to federal budget cuts required as a result of sequestration.
Towle says airplanes will still be able to take off and land at the airport after the tower closes, but he concedes operations won't be as safe as they are now.
The news of the tower closing came just days after Allegiant Airlines announced it would suspend service to St. Cloud for a two-month period starting in mid-August.
Allegiant began providing twice weekly flights from St. Cloud to Phoenix-Mesa on December 15th.
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