WILMINGTON, Del. — Officials in Delaware have announced that Wilmington Airport will get a $5 million upgrade. And they say they’re still exploring ways to bring commercial flights back to the airport.

WDEL in Wilmington reported Thursday that the money will be spent on construction of a new taxiway for planes.

The airport is currently used by corporations, the Delaware National Guard and for flight training programs. Stephen Williams of the Delaware River and Bay Authority said officials continue to look for passenger service opportunities. He said the airport is positioning itself to be ready for the next opportunity.

Several commercial carriers had operated passenger service from Wilmington Airport to a limited number of destinations. But they decided to discontinue the service a few years ago.

Information from: WDEL-FM, http://www.wdel.com/