Federal budget cuts could ground operations at Texarkana Regional Airport.
Texarkana's Air Traffic Control Tower is on a closure list of 238 airports nationwide.
Airport officials say a disruption in tower operations would lead to the loss of commercial flights and 128 jobs.
Texarkana resident Alan Campbell uses the Texarkana airport to travel about 15 to 20 times a year for his business, A & D Flexographic Incorporated.
"My employees use it as well, we travel for business. We're in the printing industry, so we move equipment from state to state," said Campbell.
Charles Lewis of Tom, Oklahoma also uses the airport frequently to travel to conferences.
He says the connections from Texarkana make traveling easier and he'd hate to see them go.
"It would mean driving to Dallas, which is very inconvenient," said Lewis. American Eagle is the only commercial passenger carrier in Texarkana.
Airport officials say the airline won't serve an uncontrolled airfield.
Jack Baill has been following news of the sequestration and came to the terminal to check on the status of the airport.
He was planning to book a flight this Summer. Campbell says losing the airport would not only be added costs to his travel plans, but be a big economic blow to the community.
"I think it's important to our economy, I think it's important to our city as there have been alot of layoffs across the country.
I believe having the convenience of an airport makes business alot smoother and less expensive," said Campbell.
Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation says the $85 billion in automatic cuts are set to start on Friday and would require furloughs at the FAA and throw air travel in the country into a tailspin.