How Long Before Ocala Gets Commercial Air Service?
Although it is not in the current plan, Ocala airport is improving.
"The city of Ocala has completed about 90 percent of its master plan for Ocala International Airport and part of the plan investigates the best way to phase in development of the airport's west side.
Airport Director Matthew Grow said the city is not changing the scope of the airport. It will remain a general aviation airport, which means it will not offer commercial air service. But the city has invested $5 million in infrastructure -- water, sewer, electric, telecommunications and roads -- to lure companies to locate their businesses at the airport.
"With the push for logistical-type businesses in Central Florida -- in Ocala -- it only makes sense to use the airport in that capacity," Grow said."
By Susan Latham Carr
Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:09 p.m.