- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines Airport Authority’s board has adopted a $500 million plan to expand the airport’s terminal.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports (https://bit.ly/2dtRUva ) that the board approved the plan Tuesday morning to build east of the existing terminal.

The board has said the current terminal, built in 1948, isn’t large enough to handle increased use.

The proposal includes 14 gates and a new parking garage. Projections from airport officials show 2.5 million travelers will pass through the Des Moines International Airport this year.

Officials have said that federal funds and airport fees will finance much of the construction, but that state and local funding will also be needed.


Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com

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