Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 24)
This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.
This episode features a conversation with Brian Torgersen, director of the Provo airportand Pete Codella, managing director of business services in the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.
Provo Municipal Airport (PVU) is the second busiest airport in Utah. The commercial service is provided through its partners Breeze Airways and Allegiant Air. The airport is considered a general aviation airport, providing space for local aviators. With more than 70,000 square feet of terminal space and four passenger gates, it offers quick and convenient access to travel opportunities.
Torgerson discusses his work history with Provo, starting as a traffic engineer to his current role as director of PVU since August 2022. He also shares his institutional knowledge of the airport, the twists and turns involved in getting a new airport terminal and the plans to host international flights. Torgersen shares the many benefits passengers get when they fly out of PVU, Provo’s formation of a business travel task force requesting travel data, the competitive atmosphere of attracting and recruiting airlines, and much more.