This week state officials stationed a single-engine air tanker at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport in anticipation of a busy wildfire season.
After serving the Fort Collins/Loveland airport for 9 years Allegiant Airlines will end its northern Colorado flights on Monday.
Efforts to build a control tower and extend a runway at the Fort Collins-Loveland airport are expected to pick up following the announced departure of Allegiant Airlines.
Since Allegiant Airlines decided to stop service to Northern Colorado, there have been many questions, including if another airline might take its place.
The Fort Collins-Loveland Airport is playing a key role in the efforts to fight the High Park Fire. The small commuter airport located between the two cities is a landing and refueling place for single engine air tankers and helicopters. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Jefferson County is the base for heavy air tankers.