Clinton National Airport’s Concourse Prepares for $20.6M Renovation
- Aug 22, 2014
In 2007, the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission authorized a study to determine the feasibility of constructing a new terminal that would cater to projected passenger demands and regulatory requirements. The study showed that instead of building a new terminal, the demands could be better met through an extensive renovation project. Following the study, the Clinton National Airport recently announced the $20.6 million renovation plan of its concourse.
The renovation project includes:
- Modernized concourse interior
- New gate lounge seating with in-seat recharge for portable devices
- Additional concourse restrooms and baggage claim restroom upgrades
- Enhancements to technology, including both increased Wi-Fi capabilities and improved cell phone connectivity
- New jet bridges
- New arrival and departure information monitors and visual paging
- Way finding upgrades.
The renovation is included in the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission’s 2020 Vision Plan. The first phase ended in May 2013, and it included a $67 million investment that encompassed the construction of a new in-line baggage system, the expansion of the security checkpoint and the relocation of the airport communication center. The second phase includes the current modernization of the concourse, but also future changes to the Airport Physical Plant and various other upgrades.
Heavily based on customer feedback, the plan is slated to be presented for review to the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission in September. If approved, construction will begin in June 2015 and will be completed in a year.
Rendering Courtesy of Clinton National Airport