The City of Galveston is undertaking an update of the Airport Master Plan and Business Plan for the Scholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS). Scholes Airport’s last master plan update was completed in 2005. Since then, there have been many changes at the airport and within the aviation industry.


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.

As part of the efforts to update the existing Airport Master Plan, the City has launched The new website contains vital information about the Airport Master Plan update process and will be a key way to exchange information with the community. 

Scholes Airport Master Plan





Eric Pfeifer

Project Manager/Principal

Coffman Associates

(816) 524-3500

Mike Shahan

Airport Director

Scholes International Airport

(409) 797-3593


The approach to involve the community is multi-faceted, which includes the establishment of a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is comprised of various airport stakeholders including City staff, airport users, area businesses, and other interested parties who have been asked to volunteer their time to aid in the development of the Airport Master Plan and Business Plan.

Up to three public information workshops are planned over the course of the project. These workshops may also be remotely hosted meetings or informational videos due to COVID-19 pandemic impacts. Information regarding workshops or informational videos will be made available on the project website.

Your input can help guide the future of the airport, and ultimately our region. We welcome and look forward to the public's involvement in this process. Any interested citizen is encouraged to provide comments and suggestions to the project team.  Citizens can utilize the ‘Comment’ feature on the project website. Direct communication with the project managers via phone or email is also acceptable.