There’s a new date when Southwest Florida International Airport expects to open its new terminal… Friday, September 9th. The airport missed a target date last month—because it lacked a certificate of occupancy—or C-O. Lee County is prepared to issue the airport a temporary CO today. That will allow for a “pre-move”… during which employees can start training in the Midfield Terminal. Airport spokeswoman, Susan Sanders, says a team—in place for the past year—is ready to execute the move.
“It’s basically a committee of people from different areas of the airport—includes our tenants. And this is something we’ve been working the logistics out for quite a long time. Yes, we did visit other airports that have done this. We’ve also done this before. We still have employees here who remember page field to this airport. So, this is something that’s been going on behind the scene while terminal was being built.”
September 9th is the first Friday after the busy Labor Day weekend. And it’s historically a slow time for “RSW.” The new midfield terminal doubles the number of gates at Southwest Florida International… and leaves room to grow.
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 01:00