The City of Galveston is undertaking an update of the Airport Master Plan and Business Plan for the Scholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS). This study will evaluate the airport’s capabilities and role, to forecast future aviation demand, to plan for the timely development of new or expanded facilities to meet demand, and to ensure the airport maintains economic self-sufficiency.

The Master Plan and Business Plan follows a structure established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Division. Key components of the study including the aviation demand forecasts and the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) drawing set (technical drawings of the current and planned airport layout) will ultimately be reviewed and approved by TxDOT and the FAA.

Draft project materials will be made available on this site as they become available. A Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), comprised of various airport stakeholders including representatives from airport management, regional municipalities, airport businesses/tenants, area economic development interests, and TxDOT, has also been established to review and provide feedback into the study materials.