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.
Officials said it is outdated when it comes to technology and is now too small for the approximate half-million passengers that fly in and out of the airport each year.
The new terminal will expand to accommodate four aircraft.
“Since 9/11, the entire aviation industry has changed the processes and everything. The new terminal is going to address those changes. It’s outlived its life,” Walker said.
Currently, only American and Continental airlines operate out of the Brownsville-SPI International Airport.