Columbus Airport to Receive $80 Million Renovation and ModernizationOctober 17, 2012 4:45 pm Walker Evans
The Columbus Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors will meet next week to discuss a proposed $80 million terminal renovation and modernization program that will provide a major facelift for Port Columbus. The project includes renovations of the ticket lobby, baggage claim, Concourses A, B and C as well as upgrades to mechanical, technological and security systems.
“Since 2001, more than $627 million has been invested in critical airport improvements including roadway, runway and baggage handling upgrades, among many others. Now is the time for the Airport Authority to make the investment in the Port Columbus terminal,” said Elaine Roberts, A.A.E., President & CEO of the Airport Authority. “The Terminal Modernization Program will enhance the appearance and functionality of Port Columbus in support of the airport’s role of providing essential air service to Central Ohio business and leisure travelers.”
The new terminal will provide a contemporary design that is comfortable, convenient and safe for travelers. Renovations include new flooring and carpeting, natural lighting and restroom upgrades.
“The Terminal Modernization Program, which was conceived following months of intense study and research, builds upon the functional characteristics of an existing 55-year-old structure that will look and operate like new and have the capacity to serve our airline partners and central Ohio travelers with even greater efficiency,” added Roberts.
The first phase of construction is scheduled to begin in November at Concourse A. The entire Terminal Modernization Program will continue with construction through 2015.
Port Columbus currently has the capacity to serve 8 to 10 million passenger per year through over 140 daily flights to 32 airports. According to the Authority Board, the airport contributes a $3.7 billion annual economic impact to the region.
More information can be found online at FlyColumbus.com.
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