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FAA grant to make airport terminal less costly

Back in May, when Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport officials made a proposal to the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation asking for $1.2 million over 30 years to help service the debt on the airport’s $35 million terminal construction project, some GBIC board members were reluctant to commit at that level, saying it could keep GBIC from investing in other, unnamed future projects.

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Airport head says land acquisition for runway extension will be fair

Reactions ran the gamut at a public meeting last month for residents whose property the city wants to acquire to extend the main runway at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.

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Airport wins FAA grant; New terminal construction project nets $12.7 million

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport for a $12.7 million grant to go toward construction of a new, 85,000-square-foot terminal building to the replace the current outdated facility.

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Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport talks about new marketing campaign

Bryant Walker wants to have a talk with the airlines.

The director of the BrownsvilleSouthPadre IslandInternationalAirport, during a discussion of the airport’s new marketing campaign, noted that some airlines not currently serving Brownsville still print “South Padre Island” on passenger tickets.

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Study projects big lift from airport expansion

A new, larger terminal building for the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport terminal would result in a “significant economic impact on the economy in Cameron County,” according to a new study from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development, Data and Information Systems Center.

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Airport seeks higher profile

BROWNSVILLE — Bryant Walker wants to have a talk with the airlines.

The director of the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, during a discussion of the airport’s new marketing campaign, noted that some airlines not currently serving Brownsville still print “South Padre Island” on passenger tickets.

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Ground broken for new Brownsville airport terminal

After more than two years of planning for a new terminal building at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, officials gathered at the airport for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning.

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Plans for New Airport Terminal at Brownsville-SPI Airport Underway

BROWNSVILLE – The Brownsville-South Padre Island airport is undergoing renovations worth $27 million.

Airport director Bryant Walker said there are plans for a new terminal. The current terminal was built in the 1970s.

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