Fresno Yosemite International Airport announces largest expansion in history

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The Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) has big plans to expand.

In fact, it’s the largest expansion in the airport’s history.

“In order to support demand and serve as a viable global transportation gateway and a resource to the region’s vibrant economy, the airport is embarking on the largest facility expansion in its history,” airport officials said in a news release.

The multi-year, multi-phased expansion is being called “FATforward​​,” ​​and includes $115 million in parking and terminal expansions.

The FATforward expansion program will also include the following components:

  • Construction of a three-level parking garage with a total of 900 covered stalls
  • Enhanced parking options such as covered and economy parking
  • New International Arrivals facility to accommodate the growing volume of passenger arrivals
  • Expanded outbound baggage facilities for increased capacity
  • Expanded security checkpoint to support efficient passenger screening and equipment 
  • New upper level concourse in the existing terminal with two dual-use passenger bridges to facilitate domestic and international boarding
  • Added tenant operations and concession space

Construction is expected to begin in early 2021, with the new facilities operational by fall of 2022.

The expansion program, which will be funded by Airport revenue sources, is anticipated to generate 1,220 jobs and $182 million.

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