Buffalo Airport breaks ground on $65 million expansion

Expansion and enhancement of current airport planned over next three years

Mike Baggerman
May 13, 2019 - 10:42 am

Buffalo Niagara International Airport. May 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Elected officials and NFTA representatives officially broke ground on the $65 million expansion project for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The $65 million project will double the airport's baggage claim capacity, provide better traffic flow within the building, improve terminal access, widen the TSA checkpoints, and improve security. More than 54,000 square feet of new space will be added while more than 38,000 square feet of existing space will undergo renovation.

"This investment, along with other transportation projects, has significant economic impact," NFTA Executive Director Kim Minkel said. "The Buffalo Airport generates over $1 billion in economic activity annually here within Western New York."

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said they hope the expansion can be completed in three years. Pike Construction in Buffalo will lead the construction efforts.

View additional renderings of the project by clicking HERE


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