Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airport News, North America, Spotting News, USA | Posted on 13-10-2015
As part of plans to expand its terminal Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers Airport will incorporate a public observation deck.
As well as expanding its security and retail areas, the airport will add a new concourse to its terminal, adding four gates initially. These will open in 2018, allowing the airport to attract more airlines and services. It is also hoped that the improvements to the terminal will allow it to avoid impending over-crowding as the airport has seen continued growth for many of the past ten years.
The public observation deck will be built into the terminal in an elevated area which offers views of the aircraft movements around the terminal. It is thought that this will be an enclosed area behind glass, but this is nevertheless a very welcome addition.
Will Rogers saw 3.8 million passengers in 2014, with United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Allegiant as the principal operators.
The airport is also a busy cargo hub for FedEx, UPS and Ameriflight.
Hopefully the views from the Oklahoma City observation deck will allow all movements to be seen and the possibility of photography. It is definitely a welcome addition to the spotting options at the airport.