By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – Airport Manager Nick King conveyed forecasts to the Warsaw Board of Aviation Tuesday, March 9, that predict commercial air traffic might not return to normal until the end of 2022.
King told the board there are numerous aviation experts who predict a slow recovery.
“A lot of people are forecasting the end of ’22, beginning of ‘23, we should be back to 2019 passenger levels on the commercial level. I don’t know what that will mean for corporate and (general aviation),” King said.
He did report some good news on traffic.
“General Aviation has definitely been up for us. We have seen a lot more GA aircraft flying through just because there isn’t a lot of airline travel around and people want to get out of their house so they’re getting in their planes and flying places.”
King said he expects a slow uptick in fuel sales as a result.
King’s comment was a highlight in a brief meeting held Tuesday.
In another matter, King said the terminal building will be reopened to the public later this week or early next week.
The next aviation meeting will be on April 13.