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New $5 million runway dedicated at Shreveport Regional Airport

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This jet is the first to take off from the new runway. This jet is the first to take off from the new runway.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The Shreveport Airport Authority dedicated a new runway Friday at Shreveport Regional Airport.

Runway 624 was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with several local and state officials attending.

The Federal Aviation Administration and state Department of Transportation's Aviation Division funded the 7-month, $5 million project.

The 6,202-foot runway will serve as the airport's secondary runway and can accommodate most plane types from general aviation aircraft to larger commercial aircraft. The primary runway is 8,351 feet long.

On a scientific note, Runway 624 was at first designated as Runway 523 but has changed designations because of a shift in the magnetic heading of the Earth.

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