WICHITA, Kan. (AP) After 11 years of discussion, Wichita has begun construction on a third terminal at Mid-Continent Airport.
The $101.5 million Air Capital Terminal 3, or ACT 3 will be a two-floor, state-of-the-art terminal.
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and airport officials said at a ceremony Thursday that the new terminal is a key part of plans to improve the city’s economy.
The Wichita Eagle reports the terminal is scheduled to be completed by early 2015. It will be funded by airport user fees and a $53 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The terminal will be able to handle 2 million passengers annually at 12 gates, with expansion possible to 16 gates.
Each gate will be able to accommodate a range of aircraft, from smaller jets up to 757s.