The Colorado Springs Airport will receive $6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to modernize its concourse.
The Airport's project will be a complete remodel of the terminal concourse. The improvements of the concourse will not only increase passenger capacity but also easily accommodate elevated traffic levels. They will include hold rooms, restrooms, ceilings, windows, elevators, flooring, the PA system, and more. The modernization will increase terminal sustainability and improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities providing a more equitable airport experience with planned ADA upgrades.
“The existing terminal opened in 1994 and has served our travelers well through the years, but it’s time and we’re excited for these upgrades,” said Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation for COS. “We want to continue to improve our travelers’ experience and ensure their time at COS is stress-free, comfortable, and supports their travel needs.”
Implementation of LEDs and water reduction methods in the bathrooms are just some of the ways COS will advance the building’s sustainability. Similar upgrades were made in 2020 for the Airport’s pre-security areas that included baggage claim, ticket counters, and rental cars.
The grant is part of nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that the FAA is awarding to airports across the country. The COS Airport was awarded the grant through a competitive process known as an Aging Terminal Project (ATP) grant. It provides money for airports to make improvements for increased terminal capacity, replace aging and obsolete infrastructure and provide better accessibility.
Colorado Springs Airport’s small size means small commutes, small lines, and small waits. It means friendliness, safety, and comfort. It also means big options on daily nonstop flights and hundreds of connections worldwide. Colorado’s small airport was named one of the Best Workplaces for 2021 and 2022 by the Gazette. For more information visit FlyCOS.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.