The new international terminal: What cost so much?

The new terminal's price tag exceeded $1.4 billion. Airport work is funded through a combination of passenger facility charges, airline lease and landing fee payments, revenue from airport operations like concessions and parking, and federal grants. The revenue streams are often used to back bonds or other financing.

Here are some of the big-ticket items:

Terminal and concourse structures, people mover tunnels to connect to rest of airport: $817,227,958

Expansion of Concourse E central expansion for heating/cooling for international terminal: $5,049,056

People mover system expansion:  $65,510,514

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Pavement surrounding Concourse F and aircraft fueling system at gates: $103,339,936

Underground utilities and fill to prepare site and bring to airport elevation: $100,039,308

Terminal roadways/Maynard H. Jackson Boulevard: $102,753,501

Commercial vehicle hold lot: $8,855,581

Hourly parking structure: $32,089,558

Interstate signs: $11,798,592

Relocation of groundwater monitoring wells to enable roadway construction: $925,505

Georgia Power substation relocation: $32,485,180

Relocation of airfield site utilities and other infrastructure surround the international terminal site: $47,901,274

Relocation of the US Post Office, demolition of old cargo facilities, replace Delta parking area taken for roadway construction: $60,536,823

Total: $1,388,512,785.

Management reserve: $25,000,000

Total costs: $1,413,512,785

Source: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, summary budget, revised June 28, 2011.

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