The Greenwood airport is selling more jet fuel, seeing more jet traffic and bringing in more revenue.
Between January and May, the Greenwood airport sold more than 44,000 gallons of jet fuel, a 60 percent increase compared to the same time last year, airport manager Lori Curless said.
During the month of May alone, the airport sold about 12,700 gallons of jet fuel. The increase in jet traffic and jet fuel sales boosted the airport’s overall revenue by almost $50,000 so far this year, Curless said.
The airport is in the midst of a multi-year expansion project that will upgrade the facility’s runways and hangars to accommodate more jets. More than $20 million is planned in improvements to the facility during the next five years, including a taxiway project that received a federal grant.
Between January and May, the Greenwood airport had 598 jet take-offs and landings, an increase of 49 percent compared to last year, Curless said.
“We are very excited about the momentum we have and the ground we have gained,” Curless said.