The first take-off at the new runway at the Collin County Regional Airport at McKinney will occur on Thursday, July 26.

Three jets will take off from the new runway following a brief ceremony at 9 a.m. at the airport, located at 1500 E. Industrial Blvd.

Collin County Judge Keith Self, McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller and Collin County Airport Development Corporation (CCADC) Board Member Andy Cowan are the scheduled speakers.

After the ceremony, elected officials from across the county will board three aircraft for the first take-offs from the new 7,002-foot runway. 

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To read a Dallas Business Journal article about the runway, click here.