Here’s What $60Mil in Upgrades Will Look Like at Albany Airport
There are two hundred thirty million dollars that are being used for airports across New York state. The Albany International Airport is getting the largest portion, sixty million dollars of that, and will use it as part of a one hundred million dollar upgrade. Check out some of what it will look like when it's complete.
What Will The Money Be Used For?
The Albany International Airport terminal will be expanded for security purposes to make lines shorter and not block the pedestrian bridge.
Also, the plan is to make concessions more accessible by removing them from near the TSA checkpoint.
There are other things planned too that were never inside the Albany International Airport. A modern business center is planned for the conferences and will be located in the pre-checkpoint area according to the Times Union. There will be more retail space and a children's play zone. Other upgrades will be made to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system to enhance the filtration and air quality inside the airport.
The facade and the entryway to the Albany International Airport will be different too and more inviting.
Philip Calderone, the CEO of the Albany International Airport said that all of these upgrades are needed because it's "a new gateway for the Capital Region."
Six months after the design work is complete, the construction will begin.
Other New York State Airports Will Be Getting Funding As Well
The other parts of the two hundred thirty million dollars will go towards upgrading Binghampton, Watertown, Syracuse, Rochester, Ogdensburg, Saratoga County, Sullivan County, and Adirondack airports.