FAT to receive expansion

Fresno Yosemite International Airport, or known just as The Fresno Airport Terminal (FAT), has an ongoing project, “FATForward,” which aims to expand the terminal, which includes more gates, a bigger checkpoint, more places to eat, as well as construction of a parking garage. Construction already began in 2021 (though I never noticed anything going on), with the newly constructed facilities expected to be operation this fall.


The expansion program which costs around $100 million is funded by Airport revenue sources (which received an additional $2 million from a bill congress passed) rather than from Fresno’s general tax. The project is anticipated to generate 1,220 direct, induced and indirect jobs and $182 million in economic activity. Since the Great Recession the Airport has experienced 45 percent growth in passenger traffic and each year continues to outpace prior years.