Extreme makeover: 13 airport facelifts around the world
Airports also need make-overs from time to time. Sometimes they gt too popular and therefore they need to expand, sometimes they look dated, so they need to keep up with the trends. Let’s see some amazing airport transformations, from around the world!
Toronto Pearson International Airport
This airport will not upgrade one terminal, but two of them: 1 and 3. They’ll be bigger to allow more passenger flow, and will also feature more shops.
Vancouver International Airport
This international airport enlarged its operational area to include the Domestic Terminal, the A-B Connector. It stands out with the largest lounge area in North America at over 7,100 square feet.
Tokyo Narita Airport
This Japanese airport just completed the works on Terminal 3 in preparations for the Olympics in 2020. It has a minimalist design, will cater to budget airlines and made navigation easier with floor markings.
LAX International Airport
In 2013 LAX opened the Tom Bradley International Terminal that features a huge Great Hall, 18 new aircraft boarding gates, and lots of stores to shop at.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
The revamp of this airport includes several areas that will cater to various preferences and interests. What’s more, the presentation and selling style will be different from area to area.
Singapore’s Changi Airport
This airport is currently still getting a face lift, that is supposed to end by 2019. The upgrade is called Jewel, will feature 10 levels in total – 5 under and 5 above the ground, a hotel, lots of shops, and other facilities.
LaGuardia International Airport
This airport seems to be the most dated and inefficient, but soon this won’t be the case anymore, especially not after it received a $4 billion overhaul for the purpose. Increased floor area, a redesigned terminal, and many amenities will soon welcome passengers.
Newark Liberty International Airport
The renovation of the Terminal C has a budget of $120 millions and will include the opening of more than 50 stylish restaurants. The dining and gate waiting areas will feature 6,000 iPads and 10,000 power outlets.
Plumeria Lounge was opened in June 2015 for business class travelers by Hawaiian Airlines. The lounge stands out with its local craft beers selection and free wine.
Its South Terminal has already been upgraded. It’s North Terminal’s turn, with increased floor space, more shops, and the world’s largest self-service bag drop zone.
San Francisco International Airport
This one is still developing the new Terminal 3 East where lots of USB ports, power outlets and stylish seating will await passengers. Works of art have been commissioned specially for this terminal.
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
This airport will feature a new terminal on 4 floors, filled with stores. The largest art museum in India is also located here, so save your money for that instead.
JFK International Airport
This airport will have a terminal for animals only, making the transportation of pets much more easy. The terminal is called ARK, features a quarantine area, veterinary clinic, and horse stables.