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Upgrades Underway at Charles M. Schulz Airport

Travel slowdown speeds up construction timeline on the Sonoma County, CA, terminal Improvement and modernization project

November 20, 2020

Construction is underway on the terminal improvement and modernization project at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Sonoma County, CA. The expansion includes 33,000-square-feet of new construction and 7,000-square-feet of renovation. 


The project includes construction of an addition which includes a new Gate 1 facility, expanded food and beverage options, a new automated passenger exit lane, and a two lane TSA security check point. 


Additional improvements include two new baggage claim systems, relocation of the rental car counters, creation of an outdoor seating and dining area and a new ticketing lobby.

According to an announcement from the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works, improvements are needed to keep up with the anticipated return to high passenger traffic expected within the next 2-3 years.


Passenger traffic at the airport had been increasing in line with the airport’s projections – except now, of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The slowdown creates an ideal time to accelerate the project and complete the construction with minimal disruption to service.