Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to undergo $20 million terminal upgrade

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Airport System announced Monday the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will undergo a $20 million upgrade that will be completed in 2017.

The upgrades will include the modernization of the terminal facade and ticketing lobby at the airport. The lower level baggage claim will also be gearing up for upgrades as part of the project.

“The goal of this project is to transform the face of the airport and the ticketing lobby to a more modern look and feel, while introducing more customer-friendly features for airport visitors,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “We really encourage the community to come to this informational session because their input is critical to the final design.”

The project will be completed in phases. Construction is expected to last a total of 18 months and will be complete in 2017.

The upgrades will be funded through unspent General Airport Revenue Bonds, which airlines have been paying debt service for several years. As a result, the project will not result in additional cost to the airport or airline partners.

Some of the key renovation features will include:

  •  Modernizing and upgrading 1,700 feet of exterior façade on the passenger terminal building
  •  Improvement to and vestibules
  •  Canopy extensions at entry vestibules
  •  Exterior frontage energy efficient glass
  •  Enhanced signage and electronic media systems
  •  Renovation of the ticketing lobby
  •  Installation of new terrazzo flooring
  •  Replacement of existing skylight systems
  •  Interior ceiling design improvements and lighting enhancement
  •  Improved circulation and restroom facilities at the central security screening checkpoint.
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