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Published November 04, 2012, 11:58 AM

Preliminary design plans unveiled for North Dakota airport

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Architects for a new passenger terminal at the Minot International Airport say the facility will be three times the size of the current building.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Architects for a new passenger terminal at the Minot International Airport say the facility will be three times the size of the current building.

City officials say the expansion is needed due to increased travel activity in the region due primarily to the oil boom. The airport that typically had about 70,000 passengers per year is expected to go over 220,000 passengers this year.

Preliminary designs show that the terminal would increase from 34,000-square feet to about 115,000-square feet. The two-level building will include a ticket area, hold room, baggage claim, car rental booths, administration offices, conference room, restaurant and bar, and coffee shop and cafe.

The Minot Daily News reports that the expansion project is expected to cost about $85 million, including $40 million for the terminal.

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