- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) - Efforts to expand the runway at a Vermont airport are complete.

The Northeast Kingdom International Airport in Coventry now has a 5,000-foot-long runway made possible by about $1 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Vermont Aviation Administrator Guy Rouelle says larger planes can land and commercial air service can come to the Northeast Kingdom. He says upgrades also include modern snow removal equipment, a more reliable water supply and Wi-Fi.

Rouelle says he expects the airport to generate 100 new jobs in Coventry.

Bill Stenger, a partner in Q Resorts, the company that manages the airport, says they plan to break ground on a new terminal in 2016. He told WCAX-TV they’re estimating the terminal will cost between $3 million to $5 million.

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