Yellowstone Regional Airport Plans for the Next Two Decades
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 14, 2019
Yellowstone Regional Airport will be soaring to new heights of customer satisfaction.
The Airport’s Board of Directors and engineering firm Morrison Maierle hosted an open house to discuss the current vision for the next twenty years at the airport. The airport has seen record high numbers of demand and traffic – more than can be currently accommodated by the airport’s secure holding room. The priority of the master plan will be to increase the efficiency of the airport while providing new visitors with a more immersive welcome to Cody and the Gateway to Yellowstone.
The current iteration of the master plan includes an expanded terminal with a third gate, larger baggage claim and restaurant, space for another airline carrier, and a larger holding area to accommodate the ever-increasing influx of flyers. New hangers will be built, new pavement laid down, and existing operations will be moved to new spots for ease of use.
Bear in mind that this is all still in the preliminary stages. Few aspects of the master plan have been formalized yet, and it may be several years before the more dramatic changes occur. But change is happening. 2020 will see a $1 million expansion of the parking lot, another critical need of the airport.