Located just outside the Blue Line, Plattsburgh International Airport is one of the main northern access points for people interested in visiting the Adirondacks from far away. To help upgrade the airport’s facilities and create jobs, New York State will kick-start a $43 million revitalization project.
Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo
The recent proposal to upgrade Plattsburgh International Airport was announced in Gov. Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State agenda. The long-term goal of this project is to transform the airport into a state-of-the-art transportation and economic hub to help it thrive in today’s world.
The project is expected to cost around $43 million, but New York State will provide Plattsburgh International Airport $38 million in funding as part of its Round Two of the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition. This “competition” is an initiative by New York State to help fund major airport upgrades across the state.
For Plattsburgh International Airport, this is an opportunity to become an economic driver for all of the North Country. By modernizing their facilities and improving passenger experience, the airport will be the region’s premier transit hub.
Some of the upgrades and renovations include:
- New retail and concession options
- Construction of a new cargo receiving and distribution center
- A new general aviation customs facility to expand international connectivity
- A multimodel facility to improve mobility options for passengers and employees
Photo: Customs Building Rendering, from the Office of Gov. Cuomo
This large-scale project at the airport is also expected to create 825 new construction jobs in the North Country. Once complete, the hope is for Plattsburgh International Airport to attract world-wide visitors destined for the Adirondacks and New York State.