Harnett County to host Ribbon Cutting and Jamboree to celebrate new Jetport terminal

Friday, April 26, 2024

Harnett County to host Ribbon Cutting and Jamboree to celebrate new Jetport terminal

Harnett County is excited to announce that on Saturday, May 18, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Jamboree will take place to celebrate the opening of the new Harnett Regional Jetport Terminal.

The event will include static aircraft displays, County booths, business displays, food trucks, and more. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. and will include remarks from local dignitaries and community representatives.

“On behalf of the Harnett County Board of Commissioners, I would like to invite everyone to the Ribbon Cutting and various activities on May 18, 2024,” said Lewis Weatherspoon, Harnett County Board of Commissioner. “The official Ribbon Cutting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and various state dignitaries will be in attendance. There will be guided tours of the new terminal showcasing the FBO (Fixed Base Operator) and Economic Development Offices. This will be a great opportunity to see what the FBO does at the Jetport and learn more about the Economic Development impact the Jetport brings to the county.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony and jamboree are free and open to the public. Harnett Regional Jetport encourages people to drive or fly into the event.

The Harnett Regional Jetport terminal construction project began in February 2023 and will conclude this month. The terminal will fully open to the public in late May. During the event, guided tours will be offered to individuals interested in viewing the facility.

Harnett Regional Jetport Director, Greg Frank stated he is excited to open the new terminal to the aviation community and the public.

“This new 7,000+ square-foot facility will help us serve our tenants, guests, and the public for many years to come! The new facility includes ample meeting space, upgraded guest accommodations, and new after-hours accommodations for those needing to stop, fuel, and take a short rest outside our normal business hours,” said Frank.

Harnett Regional Jetport currently ranks 10th in the State for jobs supported and 10th highest for economic output among General Aviation airports. The economic impact of Harnett Regional Jetport is more than $147 million annually, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation. 

This event will celebrate the historic moment of opening a new terminal that will serve the community and will house the Jetport and Economic Development staff.

“This event is for Harnett County! There will be something for everyone to do and learn. Whether they are aviation enthusiasts or want to see and learn more about why our airport is so vital to the County. This new facility is state of the Art and will help us to recruit industry and business alike,” said Jerry Milton, Chair of the Harnett Regional Jetport Board.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses interested in supporting this event or receiving brand awareness.

Visit here to register for the event or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 

The event will take place at Harnett Regional Jetport located at 615 Airport Road, Erwin, NC 28339

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