Work will soon begin on the proposed federal inspection station at Atlantic City International Airport in the US.
The $25m addition will house customs and immigration services, which will enable the airport to handle international flights.
As part of its move to attract international flights, the airport is also expanding its existing terminal to 185,000ft² from 110,000ft². Work on this, carried out by Hunter Roberts Construction, should be finalised in 18 months time, according to pressofatlanticcity.com.
New waiting areas, three loading gates, baggage claim area and retail spaces will hopefully make the airport more attractive to the international market.
Spirit Airlines has said it will begin operating international flights to and from the airport once the terminal expansion is complete.
Funds for the expansion will come from the South Jersey Transportation Authority's transportation system revenue bonds and $4m from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.