Vermont Air National Guard
The Vermont Air National Guard is the air force militia of the State of Vermont, United States of America. It is, along with the Vermont Army National Guard, an element of the Vermont National Guard; the 158th Fighter Wing is its sole unit. It is under the jurisdiction of the Governor of Vermont through the office of the Vermont Adjutant General unless they are federalized by order of the President of the United States; the Vermont Air National Guard is headquartered at Burlington Air National Guard Base. Under the "Total Force" concept, Vermont Air National Guard units are considered to be Air Reserve Components of the United States Air Force. Vermont ANG units are trained and equipped by the Air Force and are operationally gained by a Major Command of the USAF if federalized. In addition, the Vermont Air National Guard forces are assigned to Air Expeditionary Forces and are subject to deployment tasking orders along with their active duty and Air Force Reserve counterparts in their assigned cycle deployment window.
Along with their federal reserve obligations, as state militia units the elements of the Vermont ANG are subject to being activated by order of the Governor to provide protection of life and property, preserve peace and public safety. State missions include disaster relief in times of earthquakes, hurricanes and forest fires and rescue, protection of vital public services, support to civil defense. On 24 May 1946, the United States Army Air Forces, in response to dramatic postwar military budget cuts imposed by President Harry S. Truman, allocated inactive unit designations to the National Guard Bureau for the formation of an Air Force National Guard; these unit designations were allotted and transferred to various State National Guard bureaus to provide them unit designations to re-establish them as Air National Guard units. The Vermont Air National Guard origins date to the formation of the 134th Fighter Squadron at Burlington International Airport, receiving federal recognition on 14 August 1946.
It was equipped with F-47D Thunderbolts. and its mission was the air defense of the state. It was assigned directly to the Vermont Air National Guard until the Massachusetts ANG 67th Fighter Wing, was federally recognized on 15 October 1946; the 67th Fighter Wing was the first ANG control organization in New England. On 4 April 1947, it was transferred to the Maine ANG 101st Fighter Group. During the Korean War, the 134th was federalized on 10 February 1951 and assigned to the federalized Maine ANG 101st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, although it remained stationed at Burlington Airport, its mission was expanded to include the air defense of New England. The squadron was attached to the Air Defense Command 23d Fighter-Interceptor Wing at Presque Isle AFB, Maine on 1 April 1951 with no change of mission, it was reassigned to the 4711th Defense Wing on 6 February 1952 at Presque Isle AFB. It was released from active duty and returned to control of State of Vermont on 1 November 1952. On 1 May 1956 the 134th was authorized to expand to a group level, the 158th Fighter Group was established by the National Guard Bureau.
Circa 1992, in line with an Air Force-wide redesignation, the wing became the 158th Fighter Wing. Today the Vermont Air National Guard provides air defense as part of the United States Northern Command / North American Aerospace Defense Command in time of war or national emergency for the defense of the North American continent. From 1989 to 1997 the wing had seven days a week, 24 hours a day. After the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, elements of every Air National Guard unit in Vermont has been activated in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Flight crews, aircraft maintenance personnel, communications technicians, air controllers and air security personnel were engaged in Operation Noble Eagle air defense overflights of major United States cities. Vermont ANG units have been deployed overseas as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq as well as other locations as directed. In December 2013 the USAF announced the first US Air Force Air National Guard unit to fly the new F-35 Lightning II will be the 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard based at the Burlington Air Guard Station.
The 158th flies the F-16 Falcon, which are nearing the end of their useful service lives. Burlington Air Guard Station is expected to receive 18 F-35As, replacing the 18 F-16 fighting Falcons assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing; the F-35A is expected to arrive in 2019. Vermont State Guard Vermont Wing Civil Air Patrol This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/. 158th Fighter Wing Vermont Air National Guard FaceBook Careers at the Vermont Air National Guard Base Vermont Air National Guard Recruiting FaceBook
Vermont Route 116
Vermont Route 116 is a 40.759-mile long state highway in Vermont. It travels north from U. S. Route 7 in Middlebury, where it immediately intersects Vermont Route 125 runs concurrently with Vermont Route 17 through much of the town of Bristol. Route 116 continues north through the towns of Starksboro and Hinesburg before passing through the eastern portion of Shelburne, Williston before ending in South Burlington at an intersection with U. S. Route 2. VT 116 begins at an intersection with US 7 in the Addison County town of Middlebury. VT 116 runs northeast along Ossie Road, paralleling the Middlebury River as a two-lane road for three blocks before turning north on Church Street. Going one block north, the route reaches a junction with VT 125, changing names to Case Street immediately in East Middlebury. VT 116 winds north along Case Street, leaving East Middlebury and reaching Airport Road, which connects to Middlebury Airport. Continuing north through Middlebury, the route becomes a lot more rural, passing farms left and right as it bends northeast.
The main north–south road near the end of a ridge, VT 116 passes a small residential neighborhood at Lindale Circle, before reaching a quarry and some dense woods. Still known as Case Street, VT 116 passes along the western edge of a nearby ridge, continuing north as it crosses into the town of Bristol; the route soon reaches a section of Green Mountain National Forest, which runs its western edge along VT 116. After a northern turn, the route parallels the New Haven River, which along with VT 116, bypass the hamlet of New Haven Mills. At River Road, which connects the route to New Haven Mills, VT 116 turns north along the river, soon reaching downtown Bristol. Just after Green Mountain Villa Road, VT 116 junctions with VT 17. At this point, the routes run east along Stony Hill past Greenwood Cemetery. Turning southeast down a switchback, the routes become known as West Street, entering the center of Bristol. Now the main west–east street, passing numerous businesses before reaching North Street, where the routes change to Main Street.
The routes soon leave the center of Bristol, becoming known as Rockydale Road as it runs along the northern end of Green Mountain National Forest and paralleling the New Haven River. At Lincoln Road, VT 17 and VT 116 turns north around a ridge, bypassing the hamlet of South Starksboro, near where VT 17 turns to the northeast at Drake Woods Road. VT 116 runs north and northwest through Bristol, running through flat lands and woods for a distance. Crossing into the town of Starksboro, the route remains a rural highway, soon reaching the center of Starksboro near the junction of Parsonage Road. There is not much to VT 116 through the center of Starksboro, running closer and closer to the side of a ridge before crossing into Chittenden County. Now in the town of Hinesburg, VT 116 soon crosses the La Platte River, paralleling an old alignment of itself. Passing Cedar Knoll Country Club, the route turns northwest at a junction with North Road. Now paralleling the La Platte River, VT enters the center of Hinesburg.
Through Hinesburg, VT 116 is the north–south road through town, passing multiple businesses until Commerce Street, where it bends northwest and leaves downtown Hinesburg. Passing through nearby Mechanicsville, the route soon bends northeast and winds along a ridge in Hinesburg as a two-lane rural road and crossing into the town of St. George. Gaining the name Burlington Road, VT 116 turns northwest and passing a junction with the southern terminus of VT 2A, a spur of US 2. Running northwest, VT 116 remains a two-lane rural road through St. George, passing around nearby Shelburne Pond. Crossing into the town of Williston, VT 116 becomes a flat two-lane road as It approaches and crosses into the city of South Burlington, where it changes names to Hinesburg Road. Going north, the route passes several housing developments in the Butler Farms section. After Meadowland Drive, VT 116 crosses over Interstate 89. VT 116 bends northwest at Old Farm Road, running northwest through a built-up section of South Burlington, turning north near Deane Street before turning north into a junction with US 2.
This junction marks the northern terminus of VT 116, which continues north as Patchen Road toward Burlington
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Grand Isle County, Vermont
Grand Isle County is a county in the U. S. state of Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,970, its shire town is North Hero. The county was created in 1802 and organized in 1805. Grand Isle County is part of the Burlington metropolitan area; the county does not have a high school. Grand Isle County is one of several Vermont counties created from land ceded by the state of New York on January 15, 1777, when Vermont declared itself to be a distinct state from New York; the land was contested by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New France and New Netherland, but it remained undelineated until July 20, 1764, when King George III established the boundary between New Hampshire and New York along the west bank of the Connecticut River, north of Massachusetts and south of the parallel of 45 degrees north latitude. New York assigned the land gained to Albany County. On March 12, 1772, Albany County was partitioned to create Charlotte County, this situation persisted until Vermont's independence from New York and Britain, however, did not end the contest.
On September 3, 1783, as a result of the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the Revolutionary War ended with Great Britain recognizing the independence of the United States. Vermont's border with Quebec was established at 45 degrees north latitude, which explains why this county has no dry-land connection to the rest of the United States. Massachusetts did not formally withdraw its claim to the region, first made in 1629, until December 16, 1786. New York, still not satisfied with the relinquishment of its land to Vermont, asked the U. S. Congress to arbitrate the matter. Congress ruled against New York on March 7, 1788. Subsequently, when Vermont petitioned for statehood, Congress ordered a joint commission to settle the border between New York and Vermont; this commission ruled before Vermont's admission, which took place on March 4, 1791, but a small change they permitted has never been acted upon. Grand Isle County was created in 1802 from parts of Chittenden Counties. In the late 19th century the Rutland Railroad ran service from northern New York State by the Canada–U.
S. Border, along the west side of Vermont to Rutland and south to Chatham, New York. From 1899 a series of causeways provided continuous train service north-south through the Lake Champlain islands, making a direct connection to Burlington; the last service from Alburgh was in 1948. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 195 square miles, of which 82 square miles is land and 113 square miles is water, it has the highest proportion of water coverage of any county in the state. It is the smallest county in Vermont by area, the second-smallest by population. Four of its five towns are situated on islands in Lake Champlain, while Alburgh is on a peninsula extending south into the lake from Quebec; the highest elevation in the county is only 279 feet on the west side of South Hero. The Lake shoreline elevation is 99' above sea level. Franklin County – east Chittenden County – southeast Clinton County, New York – west Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec – north US 2 VT 78 VT 129 VT 225 As of the census of 2000, there were 6,901 people, 2,761 households, 1,954 families residing in the county.
The population density was 84 people per square mile. There were 4,663 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.41% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, 1.28% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.8% were of French, 14.6% French Canadian, 14.3% English, 10.6% American, 8.9% Irish and 7.4% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.0 % spoke 3.8 % French as their first language. There were 2,761 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.20% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $43,033, the median income for a family was $48,878. Males had a median income of $35,539 versus $26,278 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,207. About 5.90% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.20% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,970 people, 2,902 households, 2,027 families residing in the county; the population density was 85.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,048 housing units at an average density of 61.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.3% white, 0.9% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.3% from other races, 2.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.
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Washington County, Vermont
Washington County is a county located in the U. S. state of Vermont. Named after George Washington, its county seat is the city of Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States, the most populous municipality is Barre; as of the 2010 census, the population was 59,534, making it the third-most populous county in Vermont, but the third-least populous capital county in the United States after Hughes County, South Dakota and Franklin County, Kentucky. If Carson City and Juneau, Alaska was treated as counties, Washington County would be the fifth-least populous capital county. Washington County comprises Vermont micropolitan statistical area. In 2010, the center of population of Vermont was located in Washington County, in the town of Warren. Washington County is one of several Vermont counties created from land ceded by the state of New York on January 15, 1777 when Vermont declared itself to be a distinct state from New York; the land was contested by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Netherland, but it remained undelineated until July 20, 1764 when King George III established the boundary between New Hampshire and New York along the west bank of the Connecticut River, north of Massachusetts and south of the parallel of 45 degrees north latitude.
New York assigned the land gained to Albany County. On March 12, 1772 Albany County was partitioned to create Charlotte County, this situation remained until Vermont's independence from New York and Britain. Washington County was established as Jefferson County in 1810 from parts of Caledonia County, Chittenden County, Orange County and organized the following year. In 1814 it was renamed to Washington County; the name change occurred after the Federalists took control of the Vermont Legislature from the Jeffersonians. Vermont which conducted significant trade with British Canada had suffered by passage of the Embargo Act of 1807 during the Jefferson administration. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 695 square miles, of which 687 square miles is land and 8.2 square miles is water. Interstate 89 Lamoille County – north Caledonia County – northeast Orange County – southeast Addison County – southwest Chittenden County – northwest Green Mountain National Forest As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 59,534 people, 25,027 households, 15,410 families residing in the county.
The population density was 86.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 29,941 housing units at an average density of 43.6 per square mile. Of the 25,027 households, 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families, 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.81. The median age was 42.3 years. The median income for a household in the county was $55,313 and the median income for a family was $66,968. Males had a median income of $45,579 versus $38,052 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,337. About 5.9% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. In 1828, Washington County was won by National Republican Party candidate John Quincy Adams. In 1832, the county was won by Democratic Party incumbent president Andrew Jackson.
Democratic Martin Van Buren was able to win the county in 1836. In 1840, the county was won by Whig Party candidate William Henry Harrison. In 1844, the county was won by Democratic candidate James K. Polk. Democratic candidate Lewis Cass was able to win the county in 1848. In 1852, Whig Party candidate Winfield Scott won the county. From John C. Frémont in 1856 to Richard Nixon in 1960, the Republican Party would have a 104 year winning streak within Washington County. In 1964, the county was won by Democratic Party incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson. Following the Democrats victory in 1964, the county went back to voting for Republican candidates for another 20 year winning streak starting with Richard Nixon in 1968 and ending with George H. W. Bush in 1988, who became the last Republican presidential candidate to win the county. In 1992, the county was won by Bill Clinton and has been won by Democratic candidates since. Barre Montpelier Marshfield Northfield Waterbury Adamant Tangletown List of counties in Vermont List of towns in Vermont National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Vermont National Register of Historic Places listing for Washington Co.
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Clinton County, New York
Clinton County is a county in the state of New York, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,128, its county seat is the city of Plattsburgh. The county is named after George Clinton, the first Governor of New York, who went on to become Vice President, having been a Founding Father who represented New York in the Continental Congress; the county lies to the south of the border with the Canadian province of Quebec. Clinton County comprises NY Micropolitan statistical area; when counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Clinton County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present state of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean; this county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766, by the creation of Cumberland County, further on March 16, 1770, by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County.
One of the other pieces, Charlotte County, contained the eastern portion. In 1784, the name "Charlotte County" was changed to Washington County to honor George Washington, the American Revolutionary War general and President of the United States of America. In 1788, Clinton County was split off from Washington County; this was a much larger area than the present Clinton County, including several other counties or county parts of the present New York State. In 1799, Essex County was split off from Clinton County. In 1802, parts of Clinton and Montgomery counties were taken to form the new St. Lawrence County. In 1808, Franklin County was split off from Clinton County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,118 square miles, of which 1,038 square miles is land and 80 square miles is water. Clinton County is in the northeastern part of the State of New York, west of Vermont and south of the Canadian province of Quebec; the eastern boundary of Clinton County is Lake Champlain, which serves as the New York-Vermont border.
Because of this, the encompassing region is referred to as the Adirondack Coast. The Ausable River forms a large part of the south county line; the southwest part of the county is in the Adirondack Park. Grand Isle County, Vermont — east Chittenden County, Vermont — southeast Essex County — south Franklin County — west Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec — north Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, Quebec — north Les Jardins-de-Napierville Regional County Municipality, Quebec — north Like much of the North Country, Clinton County has been a Republican county. However, it has become much friendlier to Democrats at the state and national level, it has supported the Democratic candidate for president in every election since 1996. In the 2008 U. S. Presidential election, Barack Obama carried the county by a 22.9% margin over John McCain, with Obama winning by a 26.9% margin over McCain statewide. In 2006, both Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton carried it winning 63% and 64% of vote.
In 2010, Andrew Cuomo, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand carried the county with over 60 percent of the vote. However, Republicans still win most local races. For example, the region had never sent a Democrat to Congress until 2009, had not sent a Democrat to the State Senate or State Assembly in over half a century until Billy Jones was elected to the State Assembly; the Clinton County Legislature is the lawmaking body of the county. It consists of 10 members each elected from individual districts. Legislative District Maps The legislature consists of 7 Democrats and 3 Republicans. County Administrator, Michael Zurlo is the County Administrator and runs the day-to-day operations of the County Clinton County Legislature 01: Harry McManus Chairperson 02: Jonathan C. Beach, Minority Leader 03: Samuel R. Dyer 04: Simon Conroy 05: Pete Keenan, Deputy Chairperson 06: Patty Waldron 07: Rob Timmons 08: Mark P Dame 09: Chris Rosenquest 10: Robert Hall, Majority Leader As of the census of 2000, there were 79,894 people, 29,423 households, 19,272 families residing in the county.
The population density was 77 people per square mile. There were 33,091 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 93.33% White, 3.58% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, 0.93% from two or more races. 2.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.7% were of French, 15.0% French Canadian, 12.5% American, 11.8% Irish, 7.6% English and 5.5% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.1 % spoke 2.8 % French and 1.7 % Spanish as their first language. There were 29,423 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.50% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 12.40% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 104.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.60 males. The median household income was $37,028, the median income for a family was $45,732. Male
Burlington International Airport
Burlington International Airport is a joint-use civil-military airport in Chittenden County, United States. It is owned by the City of Vermont's most populous municipality; the airport is located in South Burlington, three nautical miles east of Burlington's central business district. Federal Aviation Administration records show the airport had 588,504 passenger boardings in calendar year 2016, up from 581,143 enplanements in 2015, an increase of 1.3%. Passenger traffic was higher in the late 2000s; the airport had 640,790 passenger boardings in calendar year 2010, a decrease of 8.5% from the 700,592 enplanements in 2009. This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport; the airport serves as the base of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard and an Army Aviation Support Facility of the Vermont Army National Guard and the Vermont State Guard. On Saturday, August 14, 1920, the first aircraft landed at what became the Burlington Municipal Airport.
It had been a 72-acre cornfield. Airport developers took a lease on the land for one year for $100. On May 22, 1934, at the airport, Amelia Earhart was presented with the keys to the city of Burlington. With the onset of the Second World War, the United States government created a Defense Zone extending inland 150 miles from the coastline, where private aircraft were restricted from operating. Burlington Municipal Airport was located 3 miles outside of the Defense Zone, allowing it to conduct pilot training both locally and from other airports located within the restricted zone, one such example being Boston's Logan Airport. Due to increased demand, the Burlington Municipal Airport was noted as being the busiest airport in the world on both August 14, 1942 and February 11, 1943, with 662 and 793 landings respectively. On February 24, 1969, the Board of Aldermen voted to change the airport's title from "municipal" to "international" as a means of re-branding the airport and steering it away from the perceptions of it being a small, community-based facility.
In 1970, Mohawk Airlines introduced the first jet service to the airport. On May 11, 1971, Burlington voters approved a $1.25 Million bond for a new 40,000-sq/ft terminal. This terminal opened October 7, 1973. From 2000 to 2008, the airport experienced an increase in service. Since 2000, $24 million in renovations and expansion has been invested at Burlington. In 2008, the airport authority completed a $15 million expansion project which added five gates – four with boarding bridges – and customer service areas, in addition to a 948-space parking garage and an elevated connected walkway; the airport set a local record in July 2008 when 759,154 passengers flew from Burlington, the first time the figure has crossed 700,000. BTV enplaned over 759,000 people in 2008, a 7.3% increase from 2007. However, FAA Data from 2015 show a decrease to 581,143 total enplaned, a significant decrease given stronger regional competition due to the increasing popularity of the constructed and renovated Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, NY.
Total Plattsburgh Enplaned, in fact, for the 2015 Year reached 131,600. Plattsburgh demand is driven by increased demand from Quebec. At 80 to 85% of total yearly demand, Plattsburgh's airport markets itself as Montreal's US Airport, given it is closer to Montreal's South Shore residents than Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with a 10 to 15 minute border wait time. Moreover, Plattsburgh International Airport has bilingual employees on staff, speaking French and English, a website in both languages, as well as an airport with prominent French and English signage, similar to that of Montreal; this is similar to the practices required by Federal Law in Canada, as per the Canadian Charter. Burlington International Airport serves its metropolitan area, which contained over 206,000 residents as of 2006 U. S. Census estimates. Due to the small size of the market, airlines fly regional airliners on their Burlington routes. Among these are Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700, CRJ-900 and Embraer ERJ-145 and ERJ-175 regional jets operated by most of the major carriers as well as turboprop powered Bombardier Q400 aircraft flown seasonally by Porter Airlines.
JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines notably fly some of the only daily flights using mainline aircraft. The largest scheduled passenger planes to fly out of Burlington are Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 flown by United Airlines, Boeing 717s flown by Delta Air Lines, Embraer E-190s flown year-round by JetBlue. Denver, Colorado is the farthest destination served by any airline out of BTV. In 2008, Big Sky Airlines stopped flying the Boston route. Management has been searching for a replacement for this important route, Cape Air has shown considerable interest in establishing this route using their Cessna 402s the closest Boston-served destination by Cape Air to Burlington is the city of Rutland. More the Alaska-based airline Penair has shown some interest in Boston-Burlington Flights but is utilizing the nearby Plattsburgh International Airport in New York for this route; the airport has used natural resources such as marble and granite, maple for interior decoration, intended to give the airport a "Vermont Feel".
In 2009, the airport had fifteen gates serving seven airlines. On February 3, 2010, it was announced. Service started in early 2009 on Boeing 717 aircraft operating 55-min