The airport serving Asheville, N.C., was rated to be the top non-hub airport in terms of connectivity.
While tree-cutting in Coonskin park has been the topic of a recent controversy, a small timbering job being planned in the park to clear the approach lane to Yeager's main runway is not expected to generate any public outcry, according to Tim Murnahan, the airport's assistant director.
"This is something that's done once every five years," Murnahan said. "We'll use a licensed, insured contractor, we'll mark what's to be cut, and we'll monitor the cutting."
Many of the trees involved in the clearing project are too small to be commercially valuable, and will be chipped at the site.
A new T-hangar at Executive Air Terminal, Yeager's general aviation provider, is expected to open on Monday.
"We have 15 people waiting for the eight slots" available in the new hangar, said Scott Miller, Executive Air's president.
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