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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In a little less than two years, you and your college-bound family members may be able to fly directly to West Lafayette.

$11.8 million have been approved to build a new terminal at the Purdue University Airport.  The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that trustees are looking to bring commercial flights – which stopped in 2004 – back to the airport.

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Construction is expected to start next May.  Developers are hoping the building will be finished in May of 2025.

At this time, plans for the approximately 8,000-square-foot facility show that it will comply with TSA and FAA guidelines, and will feature a baggage claim, passenger screening area, and more.

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That being said, other steps will still have to be taken in order to get the airport ready for travelers.  For example, hangar T-1 will likely be torn down, with short-term parking established in its place.

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