Friday, October 19, 2012

Texas A&M University looking to privatize Easterwood Field Airport (KCLL), College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University has taken the first steps toward privatizing portions of the university-owned airport that services the Bryan-College Station area.

Requests for qualifications for outsourcing Easterwood Airport's management and its fixed-base operator services, such as fueling, hangaring, parking and aircraft maintenance, are due on Oct. 26.

A university official said the process is exploratory, and that the university is looking for additional revenue streams.

The airport is currently self-sustaining and does not get funding from nor give revenue to Texas A&M.

Easterwood provides the only commercial flights, through American and United airlines, for the area between Houston and Dallas. Texas A&M university system regents authorized the development of the airport in 1938. It was used primarily as a flight school until 1951.

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