Manhattan Regional Airport broke ground this morning on a $15.8 million expansion project to the airport's terminal.
Construction plans for the project call for an expansion of the terminal building from 12,500 square feet to approximately 42,000 square feet, which includes two enclosed passenger boarding bridges.The size of the needed expansion was determined by completing a Terminal Master Plan in 2011.
"While it’s a great day for Manhattan, it’s a great day for our state," said Senator Jerry Moran. "Anytime our communities can invest in infrastructure it strengthens the community and it enhances the chances that the life of that community is going to be around a longer time."
The expanded terminal will help accommodate passengers on American Eagle’s daily flights to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth airports. Additionally, Allegiant Air is scheduled to begin offering twice-weekly flights to Phoenix-Mesa Airport on November 7.
The airport will remain fully operational during construction, with the work taking place in two phases.