Westchester County Airport to close for repairs as air travel is down due to coronavirus

The Westchester County Airport will close on Monday for repairs as air travel dwindles because of coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2020, 11:09 AM

Updated 1,490 days ago

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The Westchester County Airport will close on Monday for repairs as air travel dwindles because of coronavirus.
Crews will repave the airport's main runway as well as a section that connects both runways, according to the county.
County officials say doing the construction now will reduce the impact on flight activity when the airport returns to normal operations.
The project was originally planned before the virus pandemic, with work happening overnight.
On a normal day, around 40 flights take off from White Plains, but that number has dropped sharply over the last two months.
Two of the county's commercial airlines, JetBlue and American Airlines, announced they were suspending flights out of Westchester as a cost-cutting measure.
JetBlue will return on June 10 and American Airlines on June 4. The county will no longer need to install a temporary runway because of the airport closure.
The airport will remain open for helicopter traffic when the runways are closed. The county says work on the main runway will last until May 21.
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