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A terminal expansion at Tallahassee's airport makes way for U.S. Customs and international flights

Tom Flanigan
WFSU Public Media

A terminal expansion at the Tallahassee Airport will make way for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Regan McCarthy reports the project will allow the airport to accommodate international flights.

Work on the new $28 million international processing facility is scheduled to begin this month, with completion expected in 2024.

“This is an exciting time for the City of Tallahassee as our airport embarks on a project that will serve as a global gateway and more closely connect us with markets around the world. Our community and our region will reap the economic benefits of this major investment to develop an International Processing Facility at the Tallahassee International Airport,” Mayor John Dailey said in a statement.

A press release from the city says the project is part of the a five-year plan to grow the airport’s annual economic impact from $599-million to $1-billion. The project will allow the airport to accommodate international flights—including for shipping and receiving goods.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

Phone: (850) 645-6090 | rmccarthy@fsu.edu

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