FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Commercial flights may be returning to an airport in the Four Corners region.
The Farmington Daily Times reports officials said Tuesday commercial flights will likely return to the Four Corners Regional Airport by next summer.
The announcement comes after construction began at the airport in September to upgrade a runway. The upgrades will permit the airport to move to a higher classification that will allow larger planes to land and depart.
Farmington City Manager Rob Mayes says the upgrades benefit communities around Farmington and Durango, Colorado.
The airport has not hosted commercial flights since Great Lakes Aviation left in fall 2017.
Before Great Lakes Aviation left, the airline had flights from Farmington to Denver and Los Angeles.