Council votes to keep city governance of Burlington airport

Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 8:37 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WCAX) - The Burlington City Council voted Monday to affirm the current ownership structure of the Burlington International Airport.

A recent report found the airport has continued to thrive under the city’s governance, with a value estimated at $1.04 billion.

“The city attorney’s report is a comprehensive and well-written document that should be seen as the definitive answer to the questions about airport ownership and governance. As a result of the investment by the people of Burlington and strong governance by the city, the Burlington International Airport has grown and thrived for 100 years, and is well-positioned to continue to be a driver of regional prosperity and innovation for decades to come,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger, D-Burlington.

The airport is a municipal department of the city operating as a separately reported enterprise fund. The council rejected the idea of regional governance of the airport.

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