Navajo Nation seeks comments on airport system master plan

The Chinle Municipal Airport in Chinle, Arizona. Photo from Navajo Nation Airport System Master Plan

The Navajo Nation is holding a series of public meetings to discuss its airport system.

Four airports and one airstrip are located on the New Mexico and Arizona portions of the reservation. The Navajo Nation Airport System Master Plan focuses on ways to improve transportation, economic development and tourism.

"One thing I noticed is that airports throughout the Navajo Nation have been underutilized, underdeveloped, and need improvement," Arlando Teller of the Navajo Nation Department of Transportation, said at a workshop in Shiprock, New Mexico, The Farmington Daily Times reported.

The tribe is holding one final workshop tonight but people can still call and register their comments.

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Public input sought for tribe's airport system master plan (The Farmington Daily Times 8/6)

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