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Monroe County Approves Key West Airport Project Plans

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved plans for the Concourse A Terminal Expansion Program at Key West International Airport at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. 

The 48,000 square feet second-level Concourse A project will have several elements to improve the level of service for passengers and tenants.

This includes:  

  • Seven passenger boarding jet bridges 
  • Expansion of additional baggage areas and devices 
  • Airline ramp/office spaces 
  • An expanded security checkpoint with an area to support up to four lanes 
  • New extended passenger bridge located post-security connecting the existing terminal building with the new concourse 

Following a public hearing for the project, Commissioners approved a resolution to use the Airport Revenue Bonds to finance various costs of capital improvements in the project. Revenues derived from the airport operations and certain eligible Passenger Facility Charge revenues will be used to secure payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. No tax dollars are being used for the project.

“This is a culmination of a lot of hard work, and we are very pleased that these items were unanimously approved by the BOCC,” said Richard Strickland, Director of Airports for Monroe County.

The construction of this project will tentatively start in early September 2022.

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