The city of Scottsdale is set to make several changes to the Scottsdale International Airport that also include entertainment. Plans are underway to make full use of the land and space available. Traffic at this airport has increased dramatically so maximizing the area is essential for it's growth and traffic. Yes, our grass is this green in the wintertime!
A memorial is also planned for the Thunderbird II Veterans memorial. Donations are needed to complete the memorial that will include a pre- World War II Stearman airplane.
The Scottsdale Airport is one of the few non-domestic airports with a US Customs office. And this airport began as a training facility for WW II pilots in 1942.
In 2004, the Scottsdale airport was the second busiest single runway airport in the country! And now the surrounding Airpark business population has tripled in the last ten years. Proof that this is one busy Airpark and Airport.
During the winter months, the airport is jam packed with private plans and oftentimes planes have to park in Las Vegas or other nearby airports during the busy winter months. Visitors can attend numerous entertainment venues, Waste Management Phoenix Open, Barrett Jackson, Russo & Steele car auction, or maybe the SuperBowl!
Plans are underway to include more hangar space, expanding restaurant space, and outdoor seating with viewing areas. Partnering with the Gemini Group and Zulu Cafe, the changes promise to be amazing.
The main terminal building and the airport business center will be demolished. New offices will include US Customs office, Civil Air Patrol, Administration offices and other space available for lease.
Expect the grand opening in early summer, 2018 and expect construction in place for the next year.