The new Lafayette Regional Airport Terminal is taking shape alongside the current small, aging airport.  The steel framework is up and construction crews are working fast to hit the 24 month completion deadline.

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With recent major improvements to the Lake Charles and Alexaderia Airports and New Orleans' $1 billion new terminal opening soon (major problems have delayed it's opening), it was time for Lafayette to get in the game.  The new Lafayette Regional Airport solidifies Lafyette as a real city.

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Lafayette's new terminal will cost $90 million and is expected to be completed in just 24 months.  It has provided, in addition to current airport employees, 300 construction jobs.

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The new Lafayette Regional Airport will be a state of the art 110,000-square-foot facility.

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The old airport terminal is 62,000-square-feet and almost 60 years old.  And if you're tired of waiting in TSA lines at the current airport, the new terminal should alleviate that problem.  The old airport currently has four gates, the new Lafayette Regional Airport Terminal will have five.

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Click here to take a virtual tour of the new Lafyatte Regional Airport.