Friday, December 16, 2011
The City of Wichita and the Wichita Airport Authority are seeking bids for a new terminal building at Mid-Continent Airport.
The new terminal building is the central component of the $160 million Air Capital Terminal 3 Program. ACT 3 is funded through a combination of FAA Grants, TSA Grants, Airport Passenger Facility Charges, and Airport Revenue.
The new terminal building will be a distinctive, modern, state-of-the-art, two-level, 273,000-square-foot facility with 12 gates, each with a passenger loading bridge. The new energy-efficient facility will have operationally efficient passenger and baggage security screening, baggage claim and airline ticketing systems. The food, beverage, and retail concessions will be greatly improved.
The city said no local tax dollars will be used for the project. Money from the airport and aviation system users will be used.
The terminal was designed by Kansas City-based HNTB Architecture, and the Program Manager is AECOM.
On Jan. 11, 2012, the airport will hold a pre-bid meeting for contractors at 1:30 p.m. at the Wichita Airport Hilton. Construction bids for the new terminal building will be publically opened on Feb. 17, 2012.
Groundbreaking for the new terminal is expected to be held in May, with a new operational facility opening in late 2014 or early 2015.