HARRIETSTOWN — A new website for Adirondack Regional Airport aims to make air travel in and out of the region easier.
For many years, the local airport had one page of information via Town of Harrietstown and Village of Saranac Lake websites.
Now, an independent presence online provides details for public and private flight information and for aircraft pilots, as well.
Airport Manager Corey Hurwitch coordinated the new website and its recent launch.
“We’ve been working on it for a while,” he said on Wednesday. “ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism) actually helped us out with it.
"We purchased the domain name for $14, but that was the only cost to us,” Hurwitch said.
“We get a lot of searches for us through the chamber site, so we thought something a little more professional was way overdue.”
In addition to detailed flight and weather updates, adirondackairport.com has a section for news information.
“We are going to try and do news updates, but with limited staff, it is sometimes tough to keep up,” Hurwitch said.
The site also carries information on the nearby communities of Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.
Currently, the airport is working on improvements to an onsite hangar.
“We have a project out to bid for expanding our snow-removal and rescue equipment building. But we are still awaiting approval for funding.
"We have applied to the FAA for a grant for that,” Hurwitch said of ongoing renovations at the local air hub.
The website will also help direct local travelers to Cape Air and commercial flights.
“We ran it by Cape Air for feedback on their portion,” Hurwitch said.
But the website will likely prove helpful, as people can check for updates on Cape Air’s flight schedule, which does change by the season.
“This new online presence should help to enhance the promotion of the airport to both private pilots and charter flights,” Hurwitch said.
“We offer a great deal of services to aircraft traveling to the Adirondacks, from ample, heated hangar space to tie-downs to great home cooking at the Cavu Cafe.”
Visit the Adirondack Regional Airport’s new website: adirondackairport.com
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