Sussex County Airport gets new name in an effort to gain new recognition.
As part of a decade long $40 million economic development plan, Sussex County Council agreed to proceed with formally changing the Sussex County Airport name to “Delaware Coastal Airport”.
County Administrator Todd F. Lawson says the airport has been having an “identity crisis” for years and that the new name makes it clear where Sussex County is and what the area has to offer.
The ongoing investment in the local airport has included extending the main runway, leasing new hangar space, and marketing the airport as an attractive destination for both professionals and tourists.
“Delaware Coastal Airport is a new name for what is, in many ways, becoming a renewed, modernized transportation hub here in Sussex County,” Lawson said. “We believe this new name better reflects what and where we are; it clearly puts us in the mid-Atlantic region, and we are confident the Delaware Coastal Airport brand will help draw more business, more visitors, and further drive economic development in Sussex County.”
The name change requires notification to the Federal Aviation Administration and should be formalized by the end of the summer.