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Alliance Airport Examines Its Future

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FORT WORTH (AP) - A north Fort Worth airport has attracted plenty of development and jobs to its surrounding areas. But two decades after its opening, the airport itself is sorting out its future as two major tenants leave.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that officials will spend $240 million to reconfigure roads and extend runways at Alliance Airport.

While Alliance still makes money from cargo landings and departures, officials are dealing with the impending loss of two major tenants, American Airlines and Bell Helicopter.

It has missed landing other manufacturing and delivery projects.

Alliance Airport opened in 1989 and is a brainchild of Texas developer Ross Perot Jr.

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