New York Construction Report staff writer
Work is officially underway at the Albany International Airport to modernize the entranceways, relocate and expand the security area, add additional seating and waiting areas, and improvements to reduce congestion.
Conference facilities, a public arts area and children’s play zone, new green spaces and an expanded airside marketplace will also be added to help create a future-ready gateway and cultural destination for Capital Region residents and travelers.
“These generational investments will continue to make Albany International Airport and airports across the state easier to navigate and more enjoyable to visit, creating a gateway to our top destinations that is truly worthy of Upstate New York,” said Governor Kathy Hochul.
With an existing terminal designed more than a quarter century ago, the $100 million revitalization project will support the expansion of the airport’s terminal to provide enhanced passenger amenities pre and post checkpoint and more efficient passenger flow through security. Improvements include:
- Installation of a 30 KW solar array installation on the rooftop and new energy-efficient LED lighting system throughout project area.
- Revitalized airline ticketing, baggage claim, and concession areas
- Removal of the existing rotunda and pedestrian bridge to construct a new main entrance with glass curtain wall and the installation of lightweight, translucent canopies
- Relocation and expansion of existing security checkpoint and passenger recompositing areas
- Airside marketplace expansion and creation of additional circulation and seating areas
- Expansion of the landside connector between the airport and the parking garage
- Upgraded heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
I am very excited the Albany airport is expanding its footprint and adding new amenities to ensure it can continue to be a gateway we can all be proud of, and I commend Governor Hochul and Commissioner Dominguez for helping make this investment possible,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.