Detailed plans have been released for the new airport which is to be built at Finningley in South Yorkshire.
The plans have been submitted to Doncaster Council
The operators, Peel Airports Ltd, have submitted designs for the terminal building to Doncaster Borough Council for its approval.
They are the work of Manchester architects Leach Rhodes Walker who designed the departure lounge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport which is also owned by Peel Airports.
Neil Elwell of Leach Rhodes Walker said: "It is very rewarding to be involved at grass roots level in the development of the first new international airport in the UK since the 1970s."
The planning application includes design issues such as disabled access, security, access to public transport and energy efficiency.
Sharon Bennett from Peel Airports said: "Seeing the final terminal designs is an important step towards the airport becoming a reality."
The government gave the green light for the former RAF Finningley to be converted into a civilian airport in April.
Peel Airports says it aims to serve two million passengers and carry 50,000 tonnes of freight a year by 2014.