The Dubuque Regional Airport's air traffic control tower will remain open through September 30. The announcement was made Friday from the Federal Aviation Administration. The tower was originally scheduled to close June 15 due to budget cuts from sequestration. The recently enacted Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 will allow all 149 towers which were originally set to close to remain operating through Sept. 30.
"I'm pleased with the dedication and leadership of our Congressional Delegation, our representative trade groups, and groups representing commercial, business and general aviation in working together. I would also like to recognize the support of our airport tenants/users and the University of Dubuque for their assistance in helping to keep the contract towers open," said airport manager, Robert Grierson.
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