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GSP approves $456M plan for future

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Editor's Note: This story originially appeared in the Nov. 26, 2018 issue of GSA Business Report.

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission unanimously approved an update to the master plan for GSP.

The GSP Master Plan, which recommends $456.1 million in projects over the next 20 years, will become the airport’s official planning document with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a news release. The costs are based on 2018 dollars. The plan includes recommendations for runway rehabilitation, building a third parking garage and a second phase for the airport’s air cargo facility that’s under construction.

“The master plan is a tool to guide development at GSP,” Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO said in the news release. “It assists us in accommodating expected growth, passenger demands and ensures that we are complying with the FAA’s design and safety standards.”

The master plan includes an overview of existing facilities at GSP, forecasted aviation activity, facility requirements, environmental considerations, development alternatives, development phasing, estimated costs and financial feasibility analyses.

The update for GSP’s master plan was an 18-month process.

More than 2.2 million passengers per year are served by six major airlines at GSP. The airport is also a hub for air cargo, including automotive parts and other goods regularly flown to and from Europe and Mexico as well as throughout the United States.

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