General Aviation Terminal Project 2018-2019
New GA Terminal Construction & Temporary Rental Car Office Relocation
Construction has begun on the new Ocala International Airport General Aviation Terminal located at 1770 SW 60th Ave. The new terminal building is projected to open in the Fall of 2019. During construction of the new Terminal, the airport's Rental Car Agencies have been temporarily relocated to office units located on the Northwest side of the existing terminal parking lot.
Please note: Overnight Parking is NOT ALLOWED in the terminal parking lot.
The current Ocala International Airport Terminal was built in the 1960’s and has served its purpose well. In order to better serve the Airport's tenants, the public and the City, a grant was obtained from the Florida Department of Transportation to design and build a new General Aviation Terminal. Funding was also matched by the Fixed Base Operator (FBO), Sheltair Aviation.
On Feb, 28, 2017, three workshops, or public meetings, were held at the Sheltair Aviation Conference Room at the Airport. The goal of these workshops was to gain information on the Airport’s needs, concerns and priorities in regards to the design of a new Airport Terminal. The meeting also gave information on the architectural design, program and elements of the proposed Ocala International Airport’s new General Aviation Airport Terminal. Input received within the meetings was taken into consideration when designing the new General Aviation Airport Terminal.
The new 17,500 square foot General Aviation Terminal will include office space for the Airport’s Fixed Base Operator Sheltair Aviation, Airport Administration, a restaurant, meeting space, car rental companies, as well as additional office space for future tenants. Construction on the new terminal is expected to begin in fall 2018, opening in summer 2019.
Below is a conceptual drawing of the planned General Aviation Terminal.