Terminal expansion construction at the Fort Wayne International Airport in Indiana. The US$47 million West Terminal expansion and rehabilitation by Project Gateway began after a ceremony at the airport terminal which signified the beginning of the construction process. The West Terminal Expansion and Rehabilitation project will transform the airport into a modernized facility capable of handling the momentum and growth that the Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana communities have been faced with over recent years. The West Terminal Expansion project will include adding 45,000 sq feet of additional space to the terminal building while renovating 47,000 sq feet of existing space at the gate and airline ticket counter areas.
Upon completion, The Fort Wayne International Airport terminal will be a total of 159,000 sq feet. The West Terminal expansion will see the addition of two new gates in the airport’s terminal building, bringing the total number of gates to 10; allowing for larger aircraft ad increased utilization. Other amenities and improvements include a modernized interior appearance, new jet bridges, an expanded ticketing area, a modernized front façade, a brand new children’s play area, a new multi-sensory room, a mother’s room, and more. Another component of the project is a new Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS). The CBIS project is a major behind-the-scenes component of the West Terminal Expansion and will bring a modern and efficient baggage screening system that will assist both the airlines that service the airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at FWA.
“FWA continues to contribute a significant economic impact to Northeast Indiana. The airport not only connects our local businesses to the other parts of the globe but also welcomes the friends and families of businesspeople to our community.” Said Barry Sturgis, President of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Board of Directors. “I want to thank my fellow board members, and of course, the airport Authority staff, for all of the hard work and diligence that has gone into planning, and now implementing this project.”