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Arizona Sites A Refuge For Jets Grounded By Travel Shutdown

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Hundreds of airliners idled by the Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the travel industry and other circumstances have been put into storage at a southern Arizona airfield.

Workers at the Pinal Airpark are trying to make room for even more aircraft that may not fly again soon.

The Arizona Daily Star reports the Airpark as of last week was providing storage space for approximately 270 aircraft, and manager Jim Petty said most of them were there because of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, in northwestern Arizona, Kingman Municipal Airport officials hope to also attract some of the plane-storage business as airlines ground more aircraft and move others to longer-term storage locations. The Kingman Miner reports the city-owned airport is preparing new lanes for aircraft storage.

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