Gerald R Ford International Airport (GFIA) in Michigan, US, has completed the first phase of its Gateway Transformation Project, which began in December 2015.
The first phase of the project combined the airport's security screening areas into one consolidated passenger security checkpoint, removing the need for passengers travelling through either Concourse A or B to be screened separately.
Among the new upgrades include terrazzo flooring, lighting fixtures, restrooms and nursing rooms, children's play areas, business centres, and meet and greet spaces.
GFIA board chairman Roger Morgan said: “For four straight years we have seen record passenger growth, and we are on pace to make it a fifth. We saw a need to make improvements for the passengers, and to continue to deliver top-notch customer service and amenities.
“We are committed to being West Michigan’s gateway to the world. We want people to step off the plane and know they’re in West Michigan.”
Scheduled to commence in 2018, the project's second construction phase will include improvements to airline ticketing, baggage screening, and baggage claim areas.
The total cost of the entire project is expected to be $45m.