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Airport ends 2018 with 9th straight year of growth; plans terminal expansion

January 22, 2019

Fort Wayne International Airport ended 2018 with its ninth consecutive year of growth in outbound passengers -- and plans to start expanding the terminal building.

Officials made the announcements today, which was highlighted by the airport’s first board meeting of 2019.

Officials said 2018, with 381,149 outbound passengers, marked the fourth year of record-breaking traffic. The increase from 2017 amounted to almost 3.5 percent, they said.

Passenger traffic has grown every year since 2000, when the original traffic record was set, according to an airport news release.

After making several physical improvements to the facility last year, airport officials plan to begin architectural design of a terminal expansion, with construction planned for 2020.

“As the region’s population grows, the airport board and staff are working hard to make sure FWIA is prepared to accept additional traffic,” Scott Hinderman, airports executive director, said in the statement.

rsalter@jg.net

 

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