Transforming MRY to Reflect the Vibrancy of the Region

Join us on the evolution and journey of our multiphase Safety Enhancement Program (SEP) as MRY transforms into a beautiful new gateway to the Monterey Region. Anyone arriving, departing, or simply passing through MRY will enjoy new, more functional facilities that evoke the essence and diversity of the surrounding area. The MRY Metamorphosis will transform Monterey Regional Airport into an airport that we can all be proud of.

Safety Enhancement Program

Safety Enhancement Program

MRY has embarked on a multiphase program to improve and enhance the operational safety of the Runway 10R-28L taxiway system, the Safety Enhancement Program (SEP). To accomplish this safety upgrade, an approximately 1,850-linear-foot (lf) portion of Taxiway A will be relocated south by 52.5 feet. The demolition and relocation of several buildings, including the existing passenger terminal, aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) building, and several general aviation hangars, is necessary to relocate Taxiway A.

Replacement Terminal

Replacement Terminal

During the last 25+ years the Airport has forced terminal operations into limited, inefficient space in the building, as it is not designed to support many of today‚Äôs aviation required regulations. This design inefficiency creates imperfect passenger movement and leads to added travel stress. Passenger stress points are found in security wait times, procuring snacks for the trip post security, wrestling for limited restroom space prior to boarding, and baggage delays. 

The vision for the new terminal includes a commitment to sustainability, aiming to achieve the highest green building standards. This involves integrating quality, sustainable materials and selecting finishes that capture the charm and beauty of the Monterey Region, with a specific emphasis on durability and ease of maintenance.

Through public visioning workshops conducted in July 2023, the architectural team from HOK acknowledged the need for a redesigned terminal focused on ensuring MRY remains traveler-friendly while incorporating accessible and inclusive features for all passengers. The aim is to enhance navigation and queuing, starting from parking and the curb front and extending seamlessly through aircraft boarding.

Program Progress

Program Progress

The MRY Metamorphosis and its Safety Enhancement Program (SEP) is well underway and we want to provide all the information you need to stay up to date on the progress of all associated projects.


The MRY Metamorphosis is sure to make some headlines as we transform our airport into a facility that we can all be proud of. Stay informed by visiting the Newsroom for press releases and media coverage.

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Big changes will be seen throughout our Safety Enhancement Program, and we will document them along the way. Browse through our Gallery to view images and renderings for our projects.

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Want to know what is on the horizon? From milestones to public workshops, Board approvals to construction impacts, the Calendar is the place to go for important dates related to the MRY Metamorphosis.

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Facts & Figures

How can the impact of the MRY Metamorphosis and its Safety Enhancement Program be quantified? As projects progress, we will share Facts & Figures related to the transformation of MRY.

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