Major Terminal Expansion Begins at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
(New Bern, N.C.) Sept. 26, 2022 – Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is pleased to announce the start of a major terminal expansion project. The terminal expansion is part of a multi-faceted master plan designed to strengthen the airport’s long-term appeal and functionality for airlines and passengers alike.
The terminal project will increase the size of the facility by approximately 20% and include: new gates and dedicated airplane boarding bridges, a new terminal entrance canopy, an enhanced security screening checkpoint area, new modern restrooms, an extended baggage claim belt, an area for service animals, and many new energy efficient enhancements throughout. All are scheduled for completion by late summer 2024.
In a challenging time for the industry, EWN continues to demonstrate vision and leadership. “We recognize the importance of our airport for the economic well-being of the communities we serve and for the quality of life for folks who live or who wish to relocate here. We’re not waiting for airline volatility to settle down. We’re proudly investing now for a strong and bright future to meet the growing demands of the region. The terminal expansion is made possible through the FAA airport grant process, funding from the state of North Carolina, and local airport matching funds. We appreciate all of the strong support we receive from our local leaders, business stakeholders and the traveling public who choose to use EWN as their gateway to the world,” said Airport Director Andrew Shorter.
“We see EWN as a foundational contributor to the economic health of our area. We’re thrilled to see its master plan unfolding like this and believe EWN will continue to play a key role as a driving force in the future economic development of our area,” said Jeff Wood, Director of Economic Development, Craven County.
EWN also recently completed or initiated a number of other key projects that will help the airport grow into the future including: the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) facility, a commercial aircraft hangar facility, and an upcoming runway extension for the main runway.