$89 million upgrade of OKC's Will Rogers World Airport soon to be completed
By Johannes Becht
Oklahoma City is growing, and with this growth comes increased passenger demand for its airport. More than 4.4 million travelers were using Will Rogers World Airport every year before COVID-19 hit, and the airport is ready to bounce back – with more gate capacity, less waiting time, improved circulation, and a public observation lounge.
The airport expansion projects costs 89 million dollar and is set to be completed in summer. 135,000 square feet of new space is created by building a new facility east of the existing terminal. The new building will incorporate the new 8-lane security checkpoint. It replaces the old ones, and allows TSA to screen passengers more efficiently, which reduces waiting time.
The airport upgrade increases gate capacity by adding 4 new gates to the existing 17. One of them will be available for wide-bodied aircrafts. The lower level of the new building will include space for a future Federal Inspection Services facility, that could make international flights possible in the future. With the upgrade, Will Rogers World Airport is also creating a public observation lounge for non-ticketed visitors.
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