Steamboat Springs airport expansion ready to open |

Steamboat Springs airport expansion ready to open

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS ” Yampa Valley Regional Airport will open its expanded passenger terminal on Thursday, with new ticket counters and 23,500 square feet of new space.

Four of the five commercial airlines with flights to the airport are expected to be operating at new ticket counters when the expansion opens, airport manager David Ruppel said. The fifth, Continental, is waiting for equipment to arrive before moving, he said.

Airport officials had hoped the expansion would be complete by early December, before ski-season flights resumed for the Steamboat Springs resort, but it was pushed back by issues related to soil under the expansion and by delays in other projects that had to be completed first.

The airport also plans to expand its baggage claim area.

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