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The $23-million new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport is expected to be done in September (rendering courtesy of COU website)

New Columbia Regional Airport terminal expected to open this summer

A $23 million new terminal project is underway at Columbia Regional Airport (rendering courtesy of COU website)

Columbia’s airport advisory board will hold a discussion Wednesday afternoon about the $23-million new terminal being built at Columbia Regional Airport (COU). The board meets at 1 at city hall.

More than 100 people turned out in December for the beam-signing ceremony at COU. Mayor Brian Treece notes the new terminal will be 52,000 square feet, compared to the current 16,000 square feet facility.

The new terminal under construction is expected to open this summer, and its main funding source is a hotel tax approved by Columbia voters in 2016. COU’s current terminal was built in 1968.

Mayor Treece predicts the new terminal being built at COU will expand economic development.

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