orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

August 21, 2013

El Paso leaders approve $139M in airport upgrades


Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas — City leaders have approved $139 million to upgrade El Paso International Airport including an overhaul of the car rental site.

The El Paso City Council on Tuesday approved the five-year capital improvement plan.

Officials say funding sources include nearly $56 million from the Federal Aviation Administration, passenger facilities charges and airport revenue. No additional funds are required from taxpayers.

The plan includes a $45 million car rental facility to be completed by 2016.

El Paso International Airport served nearly 3 million passengers last year.