The Porter County Municipal Airport Authority is changing the name of the
airport to the Porter County Regional Airport.
The new name is intended to reflect the broader region that the airport now
serves. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the name
change effective April 5.
“Our airport serves as a gateway to the region, and the name change better
reflects the opportunity that the airport has to offer in its support of
regional economic growth.” Airport Director Kyle J. Kuebler said. “The
development of the airport over the last 60 years has yielded a runway
infrastructure that supports air carrier type aircraft and the largest
business jet. This allows the airport to better fulfill its mission of air
transportation access to our community, and how that relates to increased
business activity for our region.”
“The Porter County Regional name change will serve to build a stronger
awareness as to the viable asset that this airport represents, complimenting
the nationally integrated transportation/logistics networks found here in
our region of the Midwest,” said Airport Authority President Paul R. Chael.
“This change will also create more recognition for the airport’s vital role
as a catalyst for enhancing local economic growth.”
Porter County’s airport was established in 1949. It has a primary east-west
runway of 7,000 feet and a secondary runway of 4,000 feet. The airport was
named the 2008 Indiana Airport Of The Year by the Aviation Association of