Following the 91-day full closure of Oxnard Airport’s only runway, the County of Ventura Department of Airports hosted a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony to thank all those who made the successful project possible. The ceremony was held on the airline terminal’s aircraft parking apron surrounded by notable aircraft that are based at Oxnard Airport.
Funding for the runway’s total reconstruction was provided through a $14.4 million grant from the FAA. No local funds were required for the construction costs. The runway reconstruction project was completed on time and within budget.
Oxnard Airport is one of two airports owned and operated by the County of Ventura. Oxnard Airport serves as a home base for 130 aircraft, many businesses serving the aviation community, and contributes $51.3 million annually to the local economy.