Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is still feeling the effects of the government shutdown and Hurricane Michael.
The terminal expansion project they hoped to complete before this summer, has been delayed. Airport officials said they’re still waiting on funding from the Federal Aviation Administration and plan to meet with them to change their priority in the application process. In the project, the airport will expand the terminal another 7,000 sq. ft, add additional restrooms and concessions and a passenger bridge.
“Our summer season is very busy. It gets very crowded upstairs and this will relieve that. I don’t know if it will be available for this summer but we are going to try to get it moving as quickly as we can,” said airport executive director Parker McClellan.
The $4 million project is funded by the airport in partnership with the FAA and Florida Department of Transportation.