Five Kansas Airport Towers Targeted to Close
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced late Friday afternoon it will close 149 air traffic control towers April 7 due to budget constraints.
The Kansas Air Traffic Control facilities on the final closure list are: Philip Billard Municipal in Topeka; Hutchinson Municipal in Hutchinson; New Century Air Center in Olathe; Johnson County Executive in Olathe; and Manhattan Regional in Manhattan.
Forbes Field in Topeka and Garden City Regional in Garden City have been removed from the closure list.
The number announced is 40 fewer than the FAA originally planned to close in response to the federal government’s budget sequestration.