Expansion to Make Airport Safer, Easier to Navigate and More Welcoming to Visitors
Vermont Business Magazine Mayor Miro Weinberger, federal partners including Senator Patrick Leahy and Chris Nelson of TSA, and Airport leadership on Thursday met to celebrate the construction of the planned Terminal Integration Project at Burlington International Airport (BTV). The more than 30,000-square-foot expansion is on target to open to travelers next fall and will house five TSA screening lanes, an expanded queuing and, space for concessions.
“Without the major, federal grant award this would not be possible. I am grateful to the entire federal delegation, and to Senator Leahy in particular, for their enduring advocacy for Vermont. I would also like to thank our entire talented Airport team for shepherding this vision to reality,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “This expansion will make the Burlington International Airport safer, easier to navigate, and more welcoming to visitors, and it is a foundational investment in the future of the Airport.”
The Terminal Integration Project (TIP) will cost $14.5 million and has received 90% funding through a FAA Airport Improvement Program Grant.
The project is a two-story expansion to the existing terminal building and will consolidate the two existing Security Screening Checkpoints located at the North and South ends of the existing terminal, allowing for all departing passengers to be routed in a consistent manner, regardless of airline or departure gate. Space limitations in the existing building require future terminal and gate expansion at the Airport to be in a southward direction. The TIP project is an essential first step toward any future growth.
The already underway construction does not restrict visitors use of the existing TSA checkpoints or Airport services.
Source: Burlington. 10.15.2021 Mayor Weinberger