Columbia's Airport Advisory Board tours the new terminal being built at COU (March 2, 2022 file photo courtesy of city of Columbia spokeswoman Sydney Olsen)

Board members get first-hand view of progress at Columbia Regional Airport’s new terminal

Columbia’s Airport Advisory Board tour the new terminal being built at COU (March 2, 2022 photo courtesy of city of Columbia spokeswoman Sydney Olsen)

Members of Columbia’s airport advisory board took a field trip on Wednesday, touring the $23-million new terminal being built at Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

The new terminal is scheduled to open this summer and will replace the current terminal, which was built in 1968.

Columbia Mayor Brian Treece has predicted that the new terminal being built at COU will expand economic development. The mayor describes the new terminal as a generational investment that will put further destinations in play.

The project’s main funding source is a hotel tax approved by Columbia voters in 2016.

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