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by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 28, 2011

A new $75 million terminal opens Sunday at the Portland (Maine) International Jetport, nearly doubling the facility's space. The 145,000-square-foot project brings the terminal's footprint to 280,000 square feet; during construction, 10,000 square feet of existing space was renovated. A $4.50 passenger facility charge, paid by each traveler boarding in Portland, is being used to pay for the construction. Also added to the terminal is the state's largest geothermal system, expected to reduce the facility's oil consumption by more than 50,000 gallons a year, saving the airport more than $160,000 a year.