Improvements expected to bring more cargo flights to the airport.
Rickenbacker International Airport will receive $15 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements. These improvements include relocating and replacing runway lighting, navigational aids, taxiways, and directional signs.
The president and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority said the improvements will help increase cargo activities and is part of a 20-year growth strategy. The overall cost of the project is $33.5 million, including design and construction.
Though it is a smaller airport compare to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, it still brings in $2.5 billion annually and employs 15,000.