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29 September 2015

FSB and HOK Designing Expanded Terminal at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport

Will Rogers World Airport

The expansion will create a world-class, modern airport that enhances the passenger experience.

Oklahoma City Airport Trust has approved design plans for a new terminal expansion at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Designed by Oklahoma City-based Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB) and HOK, the project will include four additional gates, a new streamlined security checkpoint, a public observation gallery, increased shopping and dining amenities, space for future international air service and other high-tech enhancements.

“Our partnership with FSB and HOK will deliver a truly spectacular addition to the airport terminal,” said Mark Kranenburg, Oklahoma City department of airports director. “We are positioning ourselves to be a premier airport that balances passenger security with customer experience. The new addition will truly meet that global standard, making Will Rogers World Airport unique to other airports across the country.”

“The design will enable the airport to attract new airlines and reintroduce international travel, expanding destinations and placing Oklahoma City on the map of the world’s top airports” said Will Jenkinson, regional leader of HOK’s Aviation + Transportation practice, based in Chicago.

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A new consolidated security checkpoint will provide travelers with a streamlined process that allows people to get to the gate quickly with time to relax and enjoy amenities before boarding a flight.

The creation of a suspended viewing deck in the heart of the terminal will provide public access to views of the concourses and the airfield, recalling air travel’s golden age. This observation gallery will feature lounge space, exhibits and one-of-a-kind views.

The design integrates public art installations and expansive windows and skylights that draw in natural light. Interior enhancements of existing spaces include expanded greeter areas and more seating in the baggage claim.

High-tech improvements will enable passengers to receive real-time flight information. A wider concourse will provide several seating options and amenities to meet the needs of today’s travelers.

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