Niagara Falls terminal bids.
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."
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.