A new wing at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City will soon welcome passengers once security measures are put in place next week, with flights anticipated to take off from the expansion’s four new gates by the end of the month.
The $90 million construction project began more than two years ago and will feature new lounges, amenities, security processes and the potential for future expansions and international flights.
“We don’t want to ever be in the position to say no to anybody because we don't have room,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt on the ability to accommodate more nonstop flights and for continued improvement of the airport.
Three of the four new gates have been leased to Delta Air Lines, which will move operations from its current gate locations in the airport to the new wing. The fourth gate was built with international travel in mind, with a customs area connected underneath the new main concourse that will allow the airport to accept international flights.
“We haven’t been able to bring in international flights since 9/11 because we didn’t have a hold area for customs, so we built those,” said John Semtner, principal of FSB, the project's architecture and engineering firm. “We’re adding the world back to Will Rogers World Airport.”
repost from Oklahoman.com