Exciting changes are underway at the Albany International Airport, according to a recent announcement from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul. From the Governor’s $230 million Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition, $60 million has been awarded to the airport for a major renovation project that will reimagine the passenger experience.
Look Forward to Faster Security & Less Lines
With this funding, the Albany International Airport plans to renovate and modernize their entrances, adding more seating areas and moving and updating their security area, among other things. All of these improvements will help reduce the congestion in the airport, making it easier for passengers to navigate around and be comfortable during their time there.
This project will also make the wait times shorter and the security process more efficient. Those of you who have experienced the security lines during rush hour know how crazy it can get, so these changes will be much appreciated!
Beyond that, the airport will update its conference facilities and add new green spaces and a children’s play area, and expand its airside market. They will even be upgrading their heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems to ensure they are in the best condition imaginable.
Planning for the Future
Overall, these upgrades will improve the airport’s passenger experience for generations to come. When discussing the subject, Governor Hochul said, “Our Upstate airports are essential to our local economies, and we are committed to making them as welcoming as possible for residents and visitors alike.”
Albany International Airport is one of just 9 upstate airports that was awarded money from the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition. Work on the project is officially underway and expected to be finished by early 2025.
Governor Pressroom: Governor Hochul Officially Breaks Ground on Project to Reimagine the Passenger Experience at Albany International Airport