Tulsa International Airport Adding $26 Million Rental Car Return Facility
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Tulsa International Airport is already one of the biggest airports in the state of Oklahoma, but the facility will be undergoing a major facelift with the construction of a rental car return facility.
According to Casey Smith of Tulsa World, the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) unanimously approved a $26 million contract at its board meeting Thursday morning for the construction of the rental car building.
TulsaAirports.com has the official contract price tag at $26,022,578.40.
Crossland Heavy Contractors, Inc., a large construction company from Columbus, Kansas, was awarded the contract. The entire project is expected to take 18 months and is being funded through bonds, according to TAIT deputy director of engineering and facilities, Jeff Hough.
The expansion will be the growth Tulsa International Airport has needed. The plans for the new rental car return facility will feature an astounding 480 covered public parking spaces and a third level for even more parking. Construction will also include access ramps, stair and elevators to all levels. Rental car companies that already have businesses at the airport will be asked to relocate to the second level from the lower level.
The airport now known as Tulsa International Airport was opened in July 3, 1928 by private investors and was eventually bought by the city of Tulsa in 1929. The facility was originally named the Tulsa Municipal Airport, but eventually became Tulsa International Airport in 1963.
The airport is also the global maintenance headquarters for American Airlines. The hope is that the upgrades to the rental car return building should be the first of many upgrades to the facilities.
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