Terminal Modernization Program
The $80 million Port Columbus terminal modernization program is designed to create an exceptional travel experience for our valued customers. The renovated terminal will also position Port Columbus International Airport for future passenger activity and reinforce the airport’s $3.7 billion annual economic impact to the Columbus region.
Phased over several years with no significant impact to operations during construction, the terminal modernization program:
- Builds upon the functional characteristics of the existing 55-year-old terminal structure to look and operate like new
- Ensures the functional lifespan of the Port Columbus terminal for at least another 20 years
- Utilizes energy and environmentally-efficient materials
- Minimizes financial impact to airline partners by funding the program with capital reserves and Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs), which airlines already collect for airport improvements
Port Columbus greatly appreciates everyone’s patience while we work to enhance your airport experience.
|Concourse B upgrades in full swing|
Modernization work in Port Columbus’ oldest concourse began in 2013 with installation of a new roof and technology rooms. Renovation of the former Skybus gate and holdroom areas are in progress to create new airline gates, new retail and concession square footage, and office space.
Some concessions and airlines will shift locations within the concourse to accommodate modernization and the merging of American Airlines and US Airways.
American and US Airways passengers will board their departing flights at newly refurbished Gates B19, B20 and B21, near the B checkpoint. While waiting for their flight, passengers can relax at Massage Bar’s new space next to Starbucks. Additionally, to accommodate concourse renovations, Ciao Gourmet Market will move into a new permanent location between Gate B20 and Quiznos.
Concourse B renovations will progress through multiple phases to maintain seamless air service and concessions operations while new terrazzo flooring, ceilings, lighting and restrooms are installed. Completion is slated for mid-2015 with Gilbane as the lead Concourse B modernization contractor.
|Terminal Modernization front and center in the Ticket Lobby|
Modernization is in constant motion in the ticket lobby where pre-security work kicked off in late 2013. Renovations will continue into 2016 when the entire terminal, including baggage claim, will look and function like new. The latest ticket lobby progress being led by Turner is summarized below .
|Concourse A Checkpoint |
|Ticket Lobby Retail and Concession area |
|Concourse C Checkpoint|
Similar to Concourse A checkpoint but without the lane expansion, Concourse C temporarily moved to renovate that area of the ticket lobby. As with C, new ceilings, new lighting, new terrazzo flooring and more will greet Concourse C passengers in late September when the checkpoint moves back to its original spot.
|Brushstrokes in Flight sculpture moved to atrium|
Famed artist Roy Lichtenstein’s Brushstrokes in Flight (link) literally took flight in the terminal to a more prominent and regal home on the ground level of the lobby atrium. The move also makes more space for the Concourse B queue. In a subsequent construction phase, Brushstrokes in Flight will rise to new heights when a higher foundation is built.
|Concourses A, B & C|
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