FWA’s East Terminal Expansion will come on the heels of the current, ongoing West Terminal Expansion and Rehabilitation Project which broke ground in June 2021. Among the upgrades currently being worked on with the West Expansion are; expanded airline ticketing areas, new baggage handling system, two brand new gates, new jet bridges, new children’s play area, new multi-sensory room, modernized front façade and interior, mother’s room, and more. The East Expansion will move our focus to the East portion of the terminal building which is not included in present construction.
The East Terminal Expansion Project will focus on the Eastern portion of the terminal building beginning at the upper concourse prior to Gate 5 and including both airside and landside expansion and enhancements. Among the items in the scope of work are; relocating all aircraft gates and passenger boarding bridges to the second floor, relocating and expanding the TSA security checkpoint, additional restrooms and mother’s rooms, additional service animal relief area, expanded accessibility features, new meeter and greeter space, upgraded building systems, creation of a frequent flyer lounge, and more. This project will also improve safety and operations by increasing aircraft taxiway separation from the terminal building.