Mayor Miro Weinberger Appoints Nicolas Longo as Director of Aviation to lead Burlington International Airport

Burlington, VT – Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the appointment of Nicolas Longo as Director of Aviation.

“After a rigorous and competitive search, I am proud to announce Nicolas Longo as Burlington’s next Director of Aviation,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “Through his nearly decade-long career here at the Airport, and at every step of the selection process, Nic demonstrated that he has the skills, expertise, vision, and commitment to lead the next chapter of growth and success for the Airport.”

Weinberger thanked the selection committee for their hard work, the committee brought forward three strong candidates for the position, as well as the Airport Commission and Airport employees for their support and leadership throughout the search process.

"Thank you to so many for your guidance, support, and unwavering commitment to me and this airport,” said Longo. “I look forward to the BTV team continuing to grow with our partners - to make the experience transcendent for passengers, airlines, general aviation, tenants, and airport employees the best in the country, while proving that we can also be creative and grow responsibly for our future generations, by striving to be the greenest airport possible."

The appointment will be before the Burlington City Council for confirmation at their regular meeting on September 19. If confirmed, Longo’s work as Director of Aviation would begin immediately.


Longo first joined the Airport team in 2013 as Office Assistant and Grant Administrator, later taking positions as the Director of Planning and Development, Deputy Director of Aviation Administration, Deputy Director of Aviation Operations, and has served as the Acting Director of Aviation for the last year. A licensed pilot, Longo began his career in aviation at Wiggins Airways in Manchester, New Hampshire in 2006, and previously worked as an Air Traffic Control Specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration in New York State.

Longo holds a Bachelors in Aviation and Air Traffic Management, and in 2015 received Certified Member accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives.

Dedicated to public service, Longo also serves as on the Colchester School Board and is a Tee Ball coordinator, coaching both Tee Ball and Baseball in Colchester. He lives in Colchester with his wife Sara Longo, two sons Nico and Theo, and daughter Ady.


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