NORWICH – Location, location, location – that’s the ticket Chenango County Board of Supervisors Chairman Lawrence Wilcox, R-Oxford, is attempting to sell to Chobani executives to entice them to use the Lt. Warren E. Eaton airport in North Norwich.
The Chenango County airport is located just yards from Chobani’s headquarters at Woods Corners in Norwich and less than 20 miles from the Greek yogurt manufacturer’s plant in Columbus. Some private jets carrying Chobani executives and business associates have already landed, purchased fuel and taken off. But Wilcox and members of the Planning & Economic Development Committee would like more consistent traffic, if not ideally, an agreement for Chobani to become the Eaton airport’s next fixed base operator.
Wilcox said he recently began talking to Chobani executives. “I’ve been there a couple of times, but there are no guarantees,” he said.