Arizona airfields provide refuge for jets grounded by travel shutdown

Pinal Airpark | April 26, 2020

Arizona airfields provide refuge for jets grounded by travel shutdown
Hundreds of airliners idled by the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the travel industry and other circumstances crowd a southern Arizona airfield where workers are trying to make room for even more aircraft that may not take to the skies again soon. Pinal Airpark just off Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Tucson, as of last week was providing storage space for approximately 270 aircraft, and manager Jim Petty said most of them were there because of the pandemic.
About 250 miles (402 kilometers) away in northwestern Arizona, officials at Kingman Municipal Airport hopes to also attract some of the plane-storage business as airlines ground more aircraft and move others to longer-term storage locations.

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