Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has broken ground on the $70 million, 35,000 sq ft East Terminal Expansion and Renovation project.
“We are proud of the work accomplished with the West Terminal Expansion and Rehabilitation project, and the beginning of the new FWA passengers are able to enjoy,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports, Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. “We are excited to continue the progress with the beginning of the East Terminal Expansion and Renovation project with Clayco. As we continue to move toward completion over the coming years, we are ensuring that we will offer a spectacular gateway to our region and the best possible experience for travellers.”
The East Terminal Expansion and Renovation project will continue to bring the Fort Wayne International Airport terminal building into the modern era – continuing the work started with the West Terminal Expansion and Rehabilitation project, which completed construction at the end of May 2023. The East and West Terminal Expansion projects aim to transform FWA into a modernised facility capable of handling the momentum and growth that the Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana communities have experienced over recent years.
In addition to the renovation and expansion, the project also includes relocating all airline gates and passenger boarding bridges to the second level, expansion of the TSA security checkpoint area, relocating the airport restaurant, and creating a new frequent flyer lounge. Work will also be undertaken to update the existing baggage claim and rental car areas.
In collaboration with design and subcontractor partners, the project is expected to be completed in June 2025.