Plattsburgh airport to expand

PLATTSBURGH (AP) – Plattsburgh International Airport is expanding.

Local lawmakers have given the go-ahead for a $54.93 million project that will almost triple the size of the current terminal.

The larger terminal will be able to handle up to 308,540 enplanements per year by 2030. It’ll include four jet bridges and seven ticket counters, and the parking area also will double in size to about 4,000 spaces.

The airport opened in 2007 on the site of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. It has done great business since, offering direct flights to the southern United States, the Caribbean and Las Vegas. Daily service to Boston and back is also offered.

This year, more than 150,000 passengers are expected to go through the terminal, which was designed to handle about 31,500 per year.