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Following a $52 million renovation, the Rick Husband Amarillo Airport in Amarillo, Texas, opened for its first full day of operation on this month. The remodeled airport is one of the largest city infrastructure projects recently undertaken. Improvements include a 46,000-square-foot passenger concourse with seven boarding gates, a new secure baggage handling system, a new, larger security checkpoint, a remodeled baggage area and updated graphics, signs and advertising throughout the complex.
The airport’s renovation continues, however, with a couple of final projects. Aside from cleanup and reorganization of administration offices and the main terminal, the airport is rehabilitating the roadway and bridge that provide vehicle access to the second-floor ticketing lobby which will, in time, provide a free parking lot for family, friends and colleagues picking up incoming passengers.
“The new terminal and all the support facilities will make Amarillo’s airport one of the best of its size in the nation,” said Pat Rhodes, City of Amarillo aviation director. “It will make a great impression on the more than 800,000 passengers who use the airport each year.”