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Former Fort Wayne International Airport Executive Director, Lester P. Coffman, has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that the Airport Authority has learned of the passing of Lester P. Coffman, former Executive Director of Fort Wayne International Airport from 1991-2001. We offer our sincerest condolences to his wife, Linda, and their children.

More information on Mr. Coffman's life and legacy can be found at the following link:

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 12 cities on four airlines. In 2018, FWA served 757,519 passengers –the ninth year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit

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