Marathon Airport

OPEN SKIES TO CUBA

OPEN SKIES TO CUBA

Locals fly to Cuba to talk about opening Keys-Cuba connection for sport aviators Earlier this month, five private airplanes carrying 10 passengers took off from Florida Keys Marathon International Airport to fly to Varadero, Cuba. Taking into account the wide variety of aircraft capable of different speeds, they staggered the take-offs so that all could […]

‘Hurricane Hunters’ coming to Marathon

‘Hurricane Hunters’ coming to Marathon

NOAA & USAF Reserve hurricane team to embark on tour As part of its efforts to build a Weather-Ready Nation, NOAA’s hurricane experts will tour six Atlantic coastal cities to raise awareness about the importance for preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. Experts will visit Marathon on Friday, May 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. aboard […]

Electric car charging stations installed in the Keys

Electric car charging stations installed in the Keys

Charge at Eco-Discovery Center and Marathon airport There are two new electric car charging stations in the Florida Keys. One at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West is already in service, the other at the airport in Marathon is almost complete. The charging stations are part of Tesla Motors’ program to make travelling […]

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Tropic Ocean Airways and Keys officials are negotiating “final details” that would provide regular service out of Marathon Airport. The company, established in 2009, currently has six nine-passenger Cessna airplanes and plans to add a seventh plane in a few months. The airline runs frequent on-demand charter flights in South Florida and the Bahamas, and […]

New airport director arrives in Marathon

New airport director arrives in Marathon

Thomas “T.J.” Henderson has a bachelors degree in aviation management from Auburn University and a masters in business administration from Pepperdine. Plus, he has 11 years of experience as an airports operations director at two airports — Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Texas and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Henderson, 34, is […]

#Events: A slightly tipsy tree for a good cause

#Events: A slightly tipsy tree for a good cause

I am a pushover. So when a friend called me up and suggested that our group decorate a tree for Zonta’s annual Festival of Trees. I said, “Okaaaaay …” Honestly, I just never pictured myself participating in this type of charity or volunteer work. Handing out water at a 5k, yes. Making a cake of […]

#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’

#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’

Monroe County Commissioner David Rice presided over the “ground breaking” at Marathon Airport’s new Port of Entry offices. Although the silver and gold sledgehammers were purely ceremonial, all the dignitaries that helped make the project a reality spoke of the real work involved in getting the project this far. “We’ve been talking about this for […]