Niagara Falls Airport Loses Airline

August 11, 2011 Updated Aug 11, 2011 at 7:58 AM EDT

By WKBW News

August 11, 2011 Updated Aug 11, 2011 at 7:58 AM EDT

Vision Airlines is grounding its flights out of Niagara Falls International Airport. The airline has notified the NFTA that it will not resume flights between Niagara Falls and Florida this winter. Vision began service last December, with two weekly flights to Destin and Fort Walton, Florida, that continued to Miami. Vision tells Business First that it wasn't able to continue the Miami connection, and for Niagara Falls to work, you need the south Florida connection. Officials say they would consider resuming service if a new route becomes available. Vision carried more than 3,000 passengers on 41 flights over six months earlier this year, much lower than Spirit and Direct Air numbers.

Meanwhile, Niagara Falls is slated to get a new Hampton Inn on Niagara Falls Boulevard, just a few minutes from the airport. The $6 million project should be ready next spring.

Architecture and engineering firm Foit-Albert Associates has a new look. The firm unveiled a new logo and website this summer. The firm is hoping the new modern image will help it compete for work.

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