By Jesse Mendoza, Community Impact Newspaper
What we reported The Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport has undergone several expansion projects in recent years, including the extension its runway from 6,000 to 7,501 feet in March 2015. The airport also changed its name from the Lone Star Regional Airport in October 2015 in order to make the location of the airport clear to pilots and passengers traveling from outside of the area, Director Scott Smith said.
The latest The airport opened a U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection station Sept. 12. The station makes it possible for international flights to land in Conroe rather than being forced into a layover at nearby airports, such as the Sugar Land Regional Airport, to clear customs.
What’s next The airport is creating a new master plan that will be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The plan includes changes to taxiway alignments, development opportunities for new hangars on undeveloped land and other capital improvements. A public information meeting is scheduled for March. Additional 2017 improvements include construction of a new perimeter road and two new corporate hangars at the Galaxy FBO.