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Niagara Falls terminal bids.

The Niagra Frontier Transportation Authority's (NFTA) Aviation Committee announced on November 22, 2007, that it was supporting Walter S Johnson Building Co Inc's $26.7 million bid to provide a new terminal at Niagara Falls International Airport.

The NFTA board is expected to give approval for the proposal which beat two others tendered from LaChase Construction Services LLC of Rochester, New York; and Sicoli & Massaro Inc of Niagara Falls, and is below the target figure. NFTA Executive Director Lawrence Meckler commented: "Their bid reflects a thorough review of the project specifications and competitive estimates. We have every confidence in this company to deliver a beautiful and functional terminal for the Niagara Falls airport."

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The NFTA had predicted the winning bid would come in at around $28 million. Building work is expected to commence in the spring of 2008 and be completed in July 2009. The NFTA is generating $14.4 towards the project and is requesting that the remainder come from federal sources, such as the Transportation Security Administration. The new terminal will cover 69,430 sq ft (6,450[m.sup.2]), have eight check-in desks, two gates and customs and immigration facilities to handle international flights. It will be three times the size of the existing structure and be able to handle a Boeing 747. With the new terminal now in sight, the NFTA has agreed a deal with Myrtle Beach Direct Air for non-stop services from Florida and South Carolina. Another interested party is Kenny Tours of Maryland, which is eager to offer charters from Ireland.
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