In a move to upgrade its current terminal, the Santa Fe Regional Airport is hoping to secure up to $10 million in capital outlay funding when the New Mexico Legislature begins its one-month winter session in January.
The proposed upgrading of the terminal includes the building of a new baggage claim area, as well as an additional gate - two projects with a combined price tag of $14.5 million.
Airport officials would also like to see the building of new counters in the terminal, as well as a reconfiguring of the existing security screening area. Those two projects are estimated to cost $3 million to complete.
The City of Santa Fe already has some $11.5 million in funding for the overall airport upgrading work, which would be added to the $10 million that will hopefully come from the state.
Located at 121 Aviation Drive, the airport saw more than 115,000 boardings last year, and in terms of traffic, is the second busiest airport in New Mexico behind the Albuquerque International Sunport.
By Garry Boulard
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