George Best Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland has announced investment plans to upgrade its departure lounge, central security area and hold baggage screening facilities.
The £15m infrastructure investment will also be used to purchase a new fleet of airport fire appliances.
The upgrade works are expected to improve overall passenger experience at the airport and facilitate security processing for all departing passengers.
Following upgrade works, the departure lounge will have 30% more retail space, incorporating additional dining facilities.
Passenger seating arrangements will be more than doubled and the airside toilet facilities will be renovated.
Belfast City Airport chief executive Brian Ambrose said: “In keeping with our overall mission of delivering an airport experience that exceeds our customers’ expectations, Belfast City Airport is fully committed to continually improving the overall journey for our passengers.
“The upgrading of our departure lounge and retail offering will provide greater choice and significantly enhance the experience for our core business and leisure passengers as they travel through the airport.”
All upgrade works are expected to be completed by October this year.
Belfast City Council deputy lord mayor councillor Sonia Copeland said: “Belfast City Airport is one of a range of stakeholders who have a key role to play in the ongoing growth of the city, and we warmly welcome the £15m infrastructure investment.”
Design of the refurbished terminal was carried out by Todd Architects. H&J Martin will be responsible for the main components of the refit on behalf of the airport.