Manhattan — Officials at Manhattan Regional Airport are taking the first steps toward expanding the airport's passenger terminal.
Officials are looking for a firm to create a new master plan for the airport. The effort is being driven by increased growth in the Manhattan area and more demand for the airport's services.
American Eagle Airline started service in Manhattan a year ago and offers three daily flights to Dallas. It will add flight to Chicago in November.
The Manhattan Mercury reports that the current terminal was built in 1996. Airport director Peter Van Kuren says the terminal needs to be expanded to handle current and future demand. He says other services, such as a convenience store, would also be considered.