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Poll: Do You Use the St. Pete-Clearwater Airport?

One analyst suggests the airport could close as the federal budget faces a "fiscal cliff" this January, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Do you use the St. Petersburg-Clearwater airport?

There is speculation that an economic crunch could force the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport to shut down next year.

That's what one liberal think tank suggests, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times.

The Center for American Progress "speculated in a recent report that the airport could be one of six in Florida and 106 around the country that would have to shut down because the Federal Aviation Administration wouldn't be able to pay air traffic controllers," the Times reports.

Such a shutdown is "hard to believe that it will actually take place," airport director Noah Lagos told the Times.

But the analyst behind the report said he was trying to show the potential impact of the "fiscal cliff" that could be looming for the federal budget in January.

Read more in the Times' full report.

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Eric Cribb August 13, 2012 at 02:51 PM
After reading this, went to Tampa Bay Times to read the referenced article. What an extremely poor bit of journalism. No facts, just pure speculation. Closing the airport, just isn't going to happen. What a waste of time this "article" was.
Deborah Maroney August 13, 2012 at 05:27 PM
It's a pleasure flying in and out of St. Pete Clearwater, easy in/out and boarding, convenient location, less traffic than traveling to Tampa.
patricia O August 13, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Clw/St.Pete Airport is great. Fly parents in and out of the Airport. While Tampa is good too, it is easier for parents to get to planes.

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