Ireland’s West Airport has commenced work on its €15m (US$17.7m) passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructure investment plan, which will transform the airport over the next three years.
Projects that will be completed by 2019 as part of the overhaul include the installation of new digital display screens throughout the airport, enhancements to its retail and catering facilities, and the remodeling of the immigration and arrivals area to boost circulation space.
The construction of a new tourist welcome center, a full resurfacing of the airport’s runway, and covered aircraft passenger boarding stairs are also on the agenda.
Joe Gilmore, managing director at Ireland West Airport, commented, “This latest facilities investment program will adapt, modernize and transform the airport with contemporary elements and future-proof services. It will make the airport more efficient, provide greater flexibility and resilience to the passengers, and ensure an even more comfortable and easier journey through the airport.
“This is especially important at a time when we are experiencing passenger growth and working with our airline partners to introduce more choice in services for our customers. We believe these planned improvements will continue to grow our reputation as the faster, easier, friendlier airport of choice for those traveling to and from the West, Midlands and North West of Ireland.”
By the end of the first quarter of 2018 almost €4m (US$4.7m) worth of major infrastructural projects will have been completed, all with the aim to improve operational efficiency and upgrade and enhance the airports facilities and services.