Concourse A Renovations Begin – Delta relocates to Concourse B
January 9, 2014 – Passengers traveling through Tulsa International Airport will notice changes to airline operations beginning this morning with the move of Delta Airlines from Concourse A to gates B7, B9, and B11. American will stay on Concourse A, however they will relocate one gate from 27 to 22. The shift of airlines will also impact concession operations on the concourse. CNBC, Java Dave’s, and Explore Tulsa will close throughout the construction. Camille’s will relocate to a temporary location and offer grab and go items. The moves are necessary in order to begin the renovation of the 40 year old concourse.
Tulsa-based Flintco is serving as the project manager for the twenty three million dollar project that will mirror the recent renovation of Concourse B and result in the replacement of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems that support the concourse, improving the operational efficiency of the facility and the comfort of airport guests. Additional changes passengers should expect are expanded gate areas, new seating with integrated power outlets, new restrooms – including a family restroom, a business center, and a new military lounge. The project is funded by passenger facility charges, a $4.50 per ticket fee that is added to every departing ticket sold from TUL. It will take approximately 18 months to complete and will ultimately house the operations for Delta, American, and Allegiant.
About Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT): TAIT was organized in 1967 as a public trust with the City of Tulsa as its sole beneficiary. TAIT’s purpose is to operate, maintain, construct, improve and/or lease airport facilities serving the City and to incur indebtedness as may be necessary to provide such facilities. Any indebtedness is payable solely from revenues of TAIT, as it has no authority to levy taxes. Under federal guidelines, all revenues generated by the airports must be used for airport purposes. The Airport receives no city, state or sales tax dollars.