Victoria LHRX time-lapse

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This short time-lapse video shows Phase 2 of the construction of the Lower Passenger Departure Lounge at Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, Canada.

The work shown here took place from January 13-17, 2020.

The C$19.4m (US$14.8m) Lower Passenger Departure Lounge Expansion (LHRX) is due to be complete in spring 2020. The project is a 1,765m2 (19,000ft2 ) addition to the lower passenger departure lounge, creating space to accommodate all ground load passenger traffic for the next decade and beyond, including the addition of another gate position.

Principle drivers include: improving operational safety and efficiency for hold room operations; providing sufficient ground load capacity for both seating and serving passengers, now and into the future; and providing sufficient floorplate to allow additional revenue opportunities.

Design features and amenities will include: minimizing walking distances to aircraft; covered walkways on aprons; segregated gates with a one-podium, one-door, one-aircraft principle; improved ground equipment storage; new premium washroom facilities including pet relief for service animals; a family room; expanded food and beverage and additional retail; and a basement.


Two conference streams are devoted to Airport Design, Planning & Development at this year’s Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE. To view the complete conference program, click here

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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