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Gary Airport Control Tower Will Close In April

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The Federal Aviation Administration has set a final date for the closure of the Gary Chicago International Airport control tower.  On Friday, the FAA announced the control tower would be shuttered; today, the agency announced the closure would occur by April 21st.

Gary’s control tower is one of nearly 150 across the country that will be closed due to the federal budget dispute in Washington. The sequestration or automatic spending cuts issued by Congress this month have caused numerous government agencies to scale back on personnel and services.

Allegiant Airlines, the lone passenger service at the Gary Chicago International Airport, has said it will continue its regular schedule. The airline said its pilots are trained in landing procedures at airports without traffic control operations.



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