For ORDA, even with a financial bounce-back this winter thanks to colder winter temperatures and much more snow compared to 2015-16, the past few years have been very tough. The authority has incurred some of its highest operating losses ever: $19.5 million in 2013-14, $25.4 million in 2015-16 and a total of nearly $200 million over the last decade.
Operating profit (loss) does not include interest, so the actual losses are even greater that what is stated.
Here is some photos of the airport version of The Bellarye Gondi
Plattsburgh airport has 3 flights a day except for 2 days a week when it has 5 flights some of which arrive or depart at like 2 am. Post AFB it had a modest 2 gates and was appropriately sized for its business levels. The Gov decided to waste our taxpayers dollars / ie invest millions in it and now it has two gates that are never used separating a football field of seating no one sits in and a gate on each end used once a day. My flight to Boston had 11 people on it this morning. None of the airlines you have ever likely heard of and no major airline will fly there as BTV is 45 mins away.
Here is is both the arrivals and departures board not just for today but also for Tuesday
Oh and there was more TSA workers and cops there today than there was passengers on my flight.
"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen