Terminal Area Plan

Help shape the future of our airport!

Project Purpose


To develop a terminal area plan (TAP) for the Ketchikan International Airport that accommodates current needs, anticipated growth, and enhances the passenger experience.


The existing terminal area facilities and design do not meet current and projected needs.


The TAP will offer short, medium and long-term recommendations for addressing current needs and projected growth. 

Review the Preferred Terminal Concept

Chapters Available For Review

  • Inventory: an inventory of existing facilities within the terminal area, including the physical layout of buildings, taxiways, lighting, roadways, seaplane base, access, and parking. The inventory includes an assessment on the condition and capacity of existing facilities.
  • Forecast of Aviation Activity: estimates of future aviation and visitation demands to the Ketchikan International Airport, focused on long-term estimates for commercial passenger service.
  • Facility Requirements: identification of short and long-term terminal needs to meet the forecast demands of aircraft and passengers. The chapter also compares existing facilities against anticipated future demand.
  • Terminal Area Alternative Concepts: evaluates information gathered to date, summarizes opportunities and constraints, and proposes a series of preliminary concepts for the terminal area.
  • Terminal Building Alternative Concepts

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What is our Timeline?

Fall 2019

Winter 2019-2020

Spring-Summer 2020

  • Establish vision, goals and objectives
  • Compile background information and forecasting
  • Develop stakeholder engagement schedule
  • Form Study Committee
  • Develop terminal programming and alternatives
  • Prepare environmental review
  • Host work sessions and interviews to collect stakeholder input and select preferred alternative(s)
  • Finalize Terminal Area Plan, including:
  • Financial planning
  • Capital improvement plan
  • Airport layout plan
  • Conduct community outreach

KTN TAP Project Flyer

Ketchikan TAP Project Update, June 2020

Ketchikan TAP Project Update, July 2020