Inside INdiana Business

Fort Wayne Airport moving forward with terminal expansion

(photo courtesy of Fort Wayne International Airport)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Board of Directors has approved construction bids for two major projects at Fort Wayne International Airport. The airport says the projects, which include an expansion of its West Terminal and a new Checked Bag Inspection System, total more than $45 million.

The terminal expansion is the key project in the airport’s Project Gateway, which has also seen parking lot rehabilitation, east and west terminal apron improvements, and an expansion of the rental car return lot canopy. The West Terminal expansion will include two new gates in the airport’s terminal building, new jet bridges, an expanded ticketing area, and modernized amenities, among others. 

The airport says the CBIS project will “bring a modern and efficient baggage screening system” serving both the airlines and Transportation Security Administration personnel at FWA. The $8.4 million project is being funded by the TSA.

“I am very grateful for the vision and leadership from the Airport Authority Board Members in making this project come to fruition.” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports at FWA. “The terminal expansion is a major project that will bring a new FWA to Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana and will create the best front door possible to our community.”

Construction on the projects is expected to begin in mid-May.