Groundbreaking for Airport Expansion | City of Santa Fe

Groundbreaking for Airport Expansion

28 Mar, 2022


SANTA FE, March 28, 2022 -- Members of the public and media are invited to join Mayor Alan Webber and Councilor Chris Rivera, the Airport Advisory Board Chair, for a tour and groundbreaking ceremony for the Airport Terminal and Parking Lot Expansion project. Members of the City Council and State Legislature have also been invited to participate.

The event will take place at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport on Tuesday, March 29, at 2 p.m. Note: Masks will be required for the tour of indoor areas.

"This project has been on the runway and now it's taking off," says Mayor Alan Webber. "The Airport is a significant part of Santa Fe's future. It represents economic opportunity and support for tourism. This $21.5-million-dollar investment will improve the customer experience -- and it's only the first phase. After this, we'll go for another $20-million investment."

Councilor Chris Rivera, Airport Advisory Board Chair, says: "The changes we're making to the parking lots and roads will improve the flow of traffic. We'll retain the quaintness of the terminal while adding seating capacity. Adding a gate creates the potential for airlines to add routes. The more visitors that we can accommodate, the better for tax receipts and the City budget."

Phase 1 of the project is on track for completion in January 2023. Funding is being sought for the design of Phase 2.

Details of the scope, timeline, and illustrations of designs for the Airport Terminal and Parking Lot Expansion Project can be found by following this link.

Key features of the project include:

Parking Lot & Circulation Road

  • 700+ spaces designed for short- and long-term, and staff parking;
  • curbside public and commercial circulation;
  • solar power coordination;
  • cellphone waiting lane;
  • landscaping, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities.


Terminal Expansion

  • additional departure/arrival gate;
  • enlarged secure area;
  • additional restrooms;
  • Administration facilities,
  • baggage claim in renovated portable building;
  • public art inclusion.


Existing Terminal Remodel

  • replace counters;
  • add baggage conveyor;
  • reconfigure airline offices;
  • replace concessions facility;
  • replace entries;
  • provide sprinkler system throughout.