Interim Gulf Shores Airport commercial terminal by March of 2023
The Gulf Shores Airport Authority signed a two phase agreement with TBI/VINCI Airports for the construction of a new commercial air terminal at Gulf Shores International Airport. The first phase will include an estimated $3.7 million initial investment in interim facilities that will be in operation by March 1, 2023. Design work will begin on the permanent structure once passenger enplanements reach 75,000, with construction to begin at 125,000 enplanements.
“With the level of interest and existing demand, we do not plan to be in the interim for long,” said Scott Fuller, City of Gulf Shores Airport Director. “The only reason to address interim facilities is to accommodate traffic now and not wait for a two-year design and construction project to be completed.”
TBI/VINCI will build, manage, and operate the new facility, with the Authority maintaining operational control of the airport. The cisth will work with the company to attract airlines and customers to one of the largest leisure market sites on the Gulf Coast, with over 8 million visitors annually.
“We have already passed on two projected startup requests for lack of adequate facilities,” stated Vic Roberts, Chairman of the Gulf Shores Airport Authority.
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