US Airport Plans Terminal Upgrade

15 July 2010 (Last Updated July 15th, 2010 18:30)

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in the US has unveiled a plan to renovate and expand its 48-year-old terminal at a cost of $99m. The proposed expansion will improve traffic flow, centralise ticketing and screening functions, connect the two concourses and put the majority o

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in the US has unveiled a plan to renovate and expand its 48-year-old terminal at a cost of $99m.

The proposed expansion will improve traffic flow, centralise ticketing and screening functions, connect the two concourses and put the majority of concessions behind security.

In the first phase of construction, estimated to cost $84m, the terminal capacity will be increased through 2030, according to TheSunNews.com.

The second phase, costing $15m, will include the expansion of the first floor to include a second baggage claim area, and increase the terminal capacity to 2 million passengers.

Design work for the project is expected to take one year and construction another two years.

The project is expected to receive $30m from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Security Administration, with $79m coming from the airport's reserve funds.