Current Project Status

Since 2007, the canton, the townships, and armasuisse have been working intensively together on a solution for converting the former military airport of Mollis. In April 2009, the Glarner governing council commissioned an independent analysis of profitability and potential. The results confirmed that the desired growth potential exists in the previously discussed operational concept. Alternative usage scenarios ("recreational flight" with shortened runways and "alternative use" without winged aircraft) come off worse from an economic point of view than use for aviation in accordance with the LUP. After the governing council reviewed the results of the study, it came to the conclusion that it remains committed to the civil use project, since the intensity of value creation of air traffic can be increased while maintaining the present standard of living.
Structural reform of the townships caused delays in the project, since the canton was confronted with a new starting situation. In November 2011, the canton and the townships of Glarus and Glarus Nord found a solution that all the project participants could agree on. The township of Glarus will waive its pre-emption right to a partial tract of land, while the township of Glarus Nord has decided to purchase Mollis Airport and has founded the work group "Flugplatz." The proposal will be submitted to the voters of Glarus Nord at the coming spring assembly.