Lakeland Linder Regional Airport is always on the move with an eye on enhancing and expanding our capabilities, capacity, and offerings to the aviation community. Over the past 5 years alone more than 65 million dollars have been invested into infrastructure at LAL including a new Air Traffic Control Tower, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Station, Taxiways, Ramps, and Runway Rehabilitation. Check below for updates on current and planned projects at LAL.
MRO & Air Cargo Development
The I-4 corridor's growth as a major distribution center for companies such as Publix, Amazon, Saddlecreek, and Walmart placed new demand on the Lakeland Airport for MRO and Air Cargo facilities. To meet this demand the airport is developing approximately 60 acres in the northwest sector of the airport for large air cargo aircraft operations and maintenance hangars. Construction of the entrance taxiway to the new development will commence in October of 2017. In addition to ramp areas and taxiways associated with the development. Hangar and air cargo processing sites will be cleared, graded, and have utility services added so they may be developed quickly for future tenants.
This will be the second hotel at the Lakeland Airport, sitting on 2.18 acres next to the current Hilton Garden Inn. Designed for extended stays, there will be 79 rooms available starting Fall 2017. The Staybridge Hotel will accommodate the need for more rooms as corporate parks, distribution centers, and the airport continue to expand.
Taxiway A Rehab
Taxiway A has reached the end of it useful life and will be repaved starting in the Fall of 2017. This will provide a new pavement that will last the airport for years to come. Completion for this project is February 2018.
North Corporate Hangars
In order to fulfill the growing need for additional hangar space capable of accommodating today's largest corporate aircraft the airport's FBO (Sheltair Aviation) will be constructing two 20,000 sq.ft. hangars complete with office space on the North side of the airport. This project is currently in its initial design phase with a pending start date.