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Magic Valley Airport expansion gets underway

Posted at 3:14 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 19:32:51-04

The Magic Valley Regional Airport hosted a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday at the airport terminal in Twin Falls to commemorate the start of the terminal remodel and expansion.

The project will expand the Magic Valley terminal by more than 8,000 square feet, and remodel about 6,000 square feet of the existing space. Officials say the terminal expansion and redesign is needed to reconfigure ticketing, passenger services, and operations in order to comply with federal passenger and baggage screening requirements.

“However, the result of the redesign and addition will also incorporate a modern and streamlined look and feel to both the building’s exterior and interior. Passengers will enjoy a more streamlined luggage and passenger screening process,” said Twin Falls city spokesman Joshua Palmer.

“The post-screening waiting area will be expanded significantly to include new restrooms, concessions and a variety of seating including work space tables and communications connectivity. The more open space will also have more natural light and modern materials to give the terminal an ageless look,” he said.