Adapting to future trends reflected in expansion.
Oklahoma City’s growing prominence as a “go to” destination necessitates that its primary travel hub, Will Rogers World Airport (WRWA), must also grow in order to provide smooth, efficient and top-level service to an increasing number of travelers.
The terminal expansion project at WRWA provides a huge step toward this ongoing goal. Expanding off the east concourse, the project includes design and construction of three structural bays and four new gates, a consolidated, streamlined security checkpoint, a glass-enclosed public observation gallery, additional seating in the baggage claim area, and space for shopping/dining/concession amenities. Space for future international air service and other high-tech improvements are also incorporated.
Now complete, travelers, visitors and airport employees benefit in multiple ways. The new security checkpoint consolidates two existing TSA checkpoints and permits travelers to significantly reduce check-in times through the use of smart technology.
Long-term plans are for the airport to add a total of nine new gates to handle its increasing travel volume and further improve the customer experience. With this goal in mind, FSB and its design partner, HOK, have master planned the east concourse in a flexible manner, providing the airport with multiple options as it adapts to future trends in the aviation industry.