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Northwest Arkansas National Airport is now providing vending machines stocked with Travel Clean Kits. Created by local residents, the kits include items like a mask, locally-source hand sanitizer gel and foot coverings for the TSA check line.

Courtesy / Northwest Arkansas National Airport

To help airports weather the pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security or CARES Act, includes $10 billion in economic relief funds for airports. The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $51 million in grants to Arkansas airports including Northwest Arkansas National Airport, which is receiving $8.2 million in aid.

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After setting a record for the number of customers flying out of XNA in 2019, officials at Northwest Arkansas National Airport are thinking about 2020. Plans include a more intuitive website, more interaction through social media and renewed efforts to attract flyers.

We dip into our archives, from 1992 to 2018, to examine how Ozarks at Large has covered aviation stories for the past 30 years. We'll go back to a pre-XNA Highfill, to the "cloud breaking" ceremony for XNA in 1995, and spend some time in the air considering aviation tourism.

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The Runway Rovers Therapy Dog Program brings dogs to Northwest Arkansas National Airport where travelers can relieve their stress by petting the animals. Launched in August 2017, the volunteer program has grown to include 15 dogs and one miniature horse.

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