New San Luis Obispo Airport terminal now open
–The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport has announced that its new terminal is officially open as of Nov. 2. Construction has been ongoing since 2015. The new terminal is 56,000 square feet, nearly 45,000 square feet larger than the existing terminal. The size of the new facility also provides travelers with a variety of new amenities, from a larger checkpoint area to a food and beverage concession post-security. The new facility complements the airport’s route growth by providing a larger area for checkpoint queuing, new jet bridges and much more space after security.
The terminal’s opening comes at an ideal time for the airport, which has recently begun new nonstop service to both Seattle and Denver.
“This is a very exciting time for the airport and its passengers,” said Kevin Bumen, Director of Airports. “The new terminal is a beautiful, efficient building that will enable us to provide an incredible customer experience. People are going to love it.”
Construction of the new terminal has proceeded on schedule and budget, and with the full support of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, who voted to approve the development in August 2015. The $39.5 million project is being funded through a combination of FAA grants, Passenger Facility Charges, and airport revenues.