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Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Receiving $2.7 Million Improvement Grant


The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport will receive almost $3 million in federal grant funds to improve its taxiway.

The Bentonville-based airport will receive a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve 1,3000 feet of pavement.

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Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport served over 1.4 million individuals in 2017. By contrast, Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, the state’s busiest airport, served approximately 2 million passengers the same year.

The airport is operated by the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority, which is composed of representatives from five cities and two counties. Benton and Washington counties, along with the cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale, appoint two members to the NWARAA Board of Directors.

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(Photo courtesy of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport)

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