Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

To accommodate projected passenger growth, add more space, and better configure space, the Ketchikan International Airport is planning an $89 million three-phase expansion.
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Ketchikan International Airport

Reconfiguring the existing airport layout is the primary objective of the improvements to eliminate overlapping of arriving and departing passengers and sharing of lobby space by airlines and charters.

The airport’s security checkpoint would be relocated to the first floor and expanded, more space would be devoted to baggage handling and concessions, and boarding gates would be added. Its apron would be converted from asphalt to concrete.
Pending state and federal approvals, the airport anticipates issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) for architectural design services and beginning design in 2022. Construction on the first phase would start in 2023.