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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Ocala International Airport General Aviation Terminal

Post Date:02/18/2020 12:59 PM


OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2020) – The City of Ocala recently completed construction for the new general aviation terminal at the Ocala International Airport and will host a ribbon cutting Friday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. at the new site located at 1770 SW 60th Ave.

The project broke ground December 2018 and was completed within 13 months. The terminal received the official certificate of occupancy in January 2020. The newly created 17,500 square foot general aviation terminal includes office space for Sheltair Aviation, the airport’s fixed-base operator, airport administration, a large conference area, an executive conference room and three rental car companies (Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise). Office space is available for future tenants and a restaurant will be determined in the near future.

The official grand opening will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting with members of the Ocala City Council, Florida Congressional leaders, Sheltair representatives, Airport Board members and other honored guests. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. with opening remarks followed by the ribbon cutting. Proceeding the ceremony, guests are invited to enjoy a walking tour of the new facilities lead by ambassadors from the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Ocala Chapter 812 (EAA). This event is free and open to the public.

Funding for construction of the new terminal was made possible through grants received from the Florida Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, airport funds and the City of Ocala’s partnership with Sheltair Aviation. The approximate total cost for this project is $7.3 million.

For more information, please contact Matt Grow, Ocala International Airport Director, at or visit

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