El Paso Airport Improvements OK'd

Aug 21, 2013

City leaders have approved $139 million to upgrade El Paso International Airport including an overhaul of the car rental site.

The El Paso City Council on Tuesday approved the five-year capital improvement plan.

Officials say funding sources include nearly $56 million from the Federal Aviation Administration, passenger facilities charges and airport revenue. No additional funds are required from taxpayers.

The plan includes a $45 million car rental facility to be completed by 2016.

El Paso International Airport served nearly 3 million passengers last year.



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