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Trenton-Mercer Airport Control Tower to Close

Federal budget cuts will force the closure of the control tower at Trenton-Mercer Airport, where Frontier Airlines has been expanding service.

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The airport in Ewing was on a hit list Friday of 149 air traffic control facilities around the country to be shuttered by the Federal Aviation Administration.

It will close by April 7.

The FAA says the closures will not force the shutdown of any airports. But they will require pilots using them to coordinate takeoffs and landings over a shared radio frequency with no help from ground controllers.

Trenton-Mercer recently announced that Frontier, its main carrier, would add five new destinations next month.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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