The new terminal is supposed to solve those problems and more. It will be able to handle 2 million passengers a year and could be expanded to move up to 2.4 million people through a year. It will have 10 boarding gates and could accommodate more planes if they are smaller regional jets. If approved, construction could begin in late 2008 and the new airport could be ready for passengers in 2011.
The existing terminal will be demolished once the new one is built.
Reach Brent D. Wistrom at 316-268-6228 or email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
To see more of The Wichita Eagle, or to subscribe to the newspaper, go to http://www.kansas.com. Copyright (c) 2007, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. For reprints, email email@example.com, call 800-374-7985 or 847-635-6550, send a fax to 847-635-6968, or write to The Permissions Group Inc., 1247 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 303, Glenview, IL 60025, USA.
Debate over a new terminal has reignited as preliminary cost estimates have escalated from $148 million to $184 million for an envisioned two-level terminal.
-- Sept. 21--The Wichita Airport Advisory Board recommended Monday that the City Council move forward with a plan to build a $160 million terminal building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport...
A combination of higher construction costs and revised cost estimates have pushed the projected cost up $79 million.
$650 Million Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will create 13,000 jobs, enhance the passenger experience, and provide a modern, cost-efficient facility for airlines