New multi-million dollar terminal weeks away from opening at SLO County Regional Airport

The construction project cost over $39 million

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - An all new 56,000 square-foot terminal at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is only weeks away from opening and has virtually improved on every aspect than its current terminal.

The new terminal has been under construction since 2015 and it will be 45,000 square feet larger than the existing terminal.

High ceilings, larger checkpoint, food and beverage concession after security, and a new outdoor courtyard are just some of the key features of the new terminal that's slated to open on October 11, 2017.

“This is a very exciting time for the airport and its passengers,” said Kevin Bumen, Director of Airports. “The new terminal is a beautiful, efficient building that will enable us to provide an incredible customer experience. People are going to love it.”

Airport officials say the first flights out of the new terminal will begin on Nov. 2, 2017.

Construction of the new terminal cost approximately $39.5 million dollars and was funded through a combination of FAA grants, Passenger Facility Charges, and airport revenues.

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