Terminal Modernization Program

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Modernized Port Columbus enhances passenger experience


A three-year, $80 million terminal modernization completed in March 2016 presents a bright new airport gateway indicative of the nation’s fifteenth largest city. Port Columbus’ modernization encompasses more than just new skylights and shiny terrazzo flooring. These upgrades facilitate the speed of business and help the airport more efficiently connect Ohio with the world.

Completed on time and on budget, construction ensued daily in an active terminal with 20 million people traversing through the workspace over the three-year renovation period. Results of the nonstop progress astound passengers who pause to photograph themselves among the essence of Columbus portrayed throughout the airport.

Passengers easily settle in to this first-class travel experience that includes new ticket counters, additional restaurants, functional seating and workstations, powerful WiFi, art exhibits and modern conveniences such as roomy restrooms.

Many airline and airport partners, including contractors, collaborated with Port Columbus’ project leaders on these nonstop improvements, offering ideas, patience and appreciation of what we were trying to achieve – a highly functional, modern terminal that supports the growing Columbus Region and meets passengers’ needs. Everyone seems to agree that it was worth the wait.