Terminal Expansion Project
The Helena Regional Airport Authority is currently underway with planning on a project to expand the passenger holding and gate areas in the Airport Terminal. Alongside the passenger waiting area, the area where Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening takes place will also receive an update. Though the construction process of expanding the terminal will not begin until 2018, tentatively, the planning phase is already well underway. Price Studios, an architecture firm specializing in Airport terminals from Alexandria, Virginia, has teamed with CWG of Helena to begin the conceptual design of what the renovation will look like. The driving point behind the need for the expansion is a combination of two factors: record passenger numbers with increasing demand for commercial air travel as well as an increase in the size of aircraft serving Helena.