In March 2014, Kings County councillors voted to close the airport on 30 September in order to permit possible expansion of the Michelin tyre factory immediately to the south of the runway. Michelin has not confirmed any expansion, but had previously stated that due to the "layout and location of its equipment" the only possible direction to expand would be the airport site. County Warden Diana Brothers stated the preemptive action served to avoid "[stifling] a chance for economic growth." and that "If we wait to move the airport first, which could be one or two years down the road, we may miss an opportunity with Michelin."
Warden Brothers also stated that provision of a new civilian airport for local aviators and aviation businesses might be made "so long as there is a positive business case to support relocating it". Different options are now being explored, including the construction of civilian facilities at nearby CFB Greenwood.
To date the municipality has made little progress towards the relocation of the airport and there is concern that once the current airport closes, there will be little municipal or provincial interest in the relocation.