Port Columbus Completes First Phase of Terminal RenovationsSeptember 18, 2013 1:05 pm Walker Evans
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.”
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