St George Utah Airport Problem
The existing site is too small. Space limitations at the current mesa-top location prohibit needed expansion to accommodate large commercial service and commercial jets.
Any expansion of the existing airport would fall short of meeting FAA design standards due to the limited size of the site.
Restraining economic growth
Continuing to operate out of the existing airport will result in missed economic & transportation benefits estimated to be $300 million over a decade.
Inadequate passenger service
Two-thirds of all passengers must go to either Las Vegas or Salt Lake City for air travel service not available locally.