Our City Online

Metro

Port Columbus Completes First Phase of Terminal Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Port Columbus Completes First Phase of Terminal Renovations
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Port Columbus announced today the completion of an $3.5 million upgrade project that brings a new modernization to the Concourse A wing of the airport. The project is the first in an $80 million multi-phase effort to renovate all terminals and major facilities in the building.

“Creating a terminal that delivers an exceptional travel experience for our customers drove the collaborative design process,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “Our planning and engineering project team sought input from key customer service, custodial and facilities staff – all of whom provided invaluable insight that we’re implementing throughout the terminal.”

The new modern concourse features new flooring, wall treatments, ceilings, enhanced lighting, new mechanical systems, updated utilities, new restrooms and the addition of two new food vendors: Vino Volo and Donatos Pizza.

Work continues on the $5.9 million renovation of Concourse C, while work will begin on the $11.5 million renovation of Concourse B sometime this fall. The airport’s ticket lobby will see construction begin later this year, with the baggage claim area undergoing an update in mid-2015.

“Modernizing our existing 1958 terminal building is a timely investment that helps create an airport conducive to growth,” said Roberts. “With the renovations, we’ll be able to efficiently handle over eight million passengers a year, levels we expect to reach in the late 2020s based on current trends.”

Port Columbus will eventually see the addition of a new terminal when passenger demand requires it, following the recent $140 million runway replacement project that finished in August.

“The footprint for Port Columbus’ future growth is in place,” stated Roberts. “We’re poised to connect the Columbus region with the world with even greater safety and efficiency.”

For more information, visit www.flycolumbus.com.

Photos via Port Columbus.

Print Friendly

Tags:

4 Responses to Port Columbus Completes First Phase of Terminal Renovations

  1. fidlerre September 18, 2013 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm

    After years and years of following, I finally joined up because I had to comment on the renovation. As someone who travels weekly thru CMH it was certainly needed, but the execution was just downright awful. Boring, drab and cheap materials used. What a disappointment.

  2. Jason Powell
    jpizzow September 18, 2013 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm

    I hope that picture above is not the “after”. If it is, it still looks 30 years old.

  3. wastubbs
    wastubbs September 18, 2013 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm

    I just want them to re-open the bagel place across from where Delta usually departs. Those $8 Johnny Rockets breakfasts can’t possibly be worth it.

  4. heresthecasey September 20, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am

    The new bathrooms are actually quite nice, and a huge improvement on the old facilities.

Want to comment?

Login or register first.

Lost your password?

metro categories