Details of new $1B Sacramento airport terminal

AP News
Posted: Oct 05, 2011 4:16 AM
Details of new $1B Sacramento airport terminal

Here are some facts and figures behind Sacramento International Airport's new terminal, scheduled to open Thursday:

Total cost of construction: $1 billion.

Number of jobs created during construction: 2,400.

How it will be funded: 50 percent from existing parking and ticket surcharges; 26 percent from airline fees; remainder from sources including federal grants, fees paid by auto rental companies and airport shops.

How much spent on public art: $8 million ($6 million for the art and administrative costs, plus $2 million for an endowment to pay for future upkeep).

Number of artists employed: 14.

Number of passengers last year: 9 million.

Number of passengers expected in future: 16 million by late 2020s.

Number of departures per day: 147.

Fun fact: Two 75 foot-by-12 foot wooden wall hangings on the ticketing level depict the faces of actual Sacramento International Airport baggage handlers. The artist, UCLA professor Christian Moeller, used photographs of the four baggage handlers to craft the wooden pieces that make up the artwork.