Florida’s Ocala International Airport will break ground this month on a general aviation terminal that will replace the 56-year-old structure at the gateway. The $6.1 million project will be paid for with state and federal grants and airport funds. Sheltair, which operates the lone FBO at the airport, will contribute $2 million toward the construction. That amount will be reimbursed at a later date, according to Matthew Grow, the airport’s director.
The 17,500-sq-ft terminal will include a 3,000-sq-ft FBO, the airport administration offices, a restaurant with meeting rooms, three car rental service areas, and available office space.
“The general aviation terminal is the central hub of activity at the Ocala International Airport,” said Grow. “The current general aviation terminal, constructed in 1962, has served its purpose well; however, the new terminal will make a great impression for aviators and guests arriving for business or pleasure.”
The facility is expected to open by the end of next year.