Sky Harbor Airport to get new terminal, maintenance building

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Pilots and passengers who utilize the Sky Harbor Airport are going to see construction start after the busy summer aviation season.

The work includes a $1.2 million dollar new terminal, plus a new maintenance facility.

The current terminal is decades old, and outdated. And they are storing equipment in hangar space.

Natalie Baker from the Duluth Airport Authority explained, “So we really want to make sure that it’s accessible for all, and in ADA compliance with a ramp and ADA compliant bathroom. And then also just making it more feasible for the pilots to utilize the space.”

They’ll be adding a pilot lounge and flight planning room, plus a coffee bar and better vending space.

There are still some final approvals needed. Federal funding is paying for a majority of the project.

Pilots will begin enjoying it next fall.