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FAA reduces air traffic control tower hours at Waterloo Airport amid pandemic

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) - The FAA has given notice to the Waterloo Regional Airport that operational hours of the air traffic control tower will be reduced amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning Friday, the tower will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The current schedule is 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart reacted:

“I appreciate the FAA’s position to change their operating hours due to the global pandemic that COVID-19 has had on the aviation industry.”

Followed by Keith Kaspari, Airport Director at Waterloo Regional Airport:

“I echo the comments from Mayor Quentin Hart. As the Cedar Valley, State and Nation begins to see a recovery from the horrific impacts that COVID-19 has had on our country, I look forward to the time where we can put this pandemic in our rear-view mirror, and get Cedar Valley Area passengers flying again for business, leisure and recreational travel.”

Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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