A deal is in the works between the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust and Okmulgee Regional. The Trust would manage the Okmulgee Airport and in return, Tulsa would get a site to expand regional airport service. Jeff Hough is Deputy Airports Director with the Trust. He says Jones-Riverside is at capacity with no space to expand, and Okmulgee can provide that space. He says the city of Okmulgee would benefit by the economic development airport expansion would bring.
If all the details can be worked out, a deal would likely take effect July 1st.
Planned federal cuts could mean closing one exit point at Tulsa International Airport, but officials say the impact here would likely be minimal. The Department of Homeland Security plans to cut funding nationwide for TSA security officers at exit points…an area similar to one used in last week’s shootings at Los Angeles International. If funding is cut, Alexis Higgins with Tulsa International says the exit would most likely be closed. She says that’s the best option if Homeland Security ends funding for manning airport exits.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a United Express jet was struck by a bird as it was landing at Tulsa International Airport yesterday.
According to a statement from the company, ExpressJet Flight 4491 was traveling from Houston to Tulsa Wednesday when the incident occurred. No one was hurt, and the flight landed safely and without incident.
The statement said a thorough inspection showed no damage to the aircraft.