10-Year Capital Plan
Over the next 10 years, St. John's International Airport Authority is investing approximately $200 million into the Airport's infrastructure to support the anticipated growth in passengers to 1.9 million by 2020. This long-term capital plan is designed to achieve three objectives:
- to ensure the Airport's facilities have sufficient capacity to meet the existing and anticipated growth in passenger and aircraft traffic to the year 2020;
- to provide Airport facilities that meet the highest standards related to safety, security and environmental sustainability;
- and to enable the expansion of services that will deliver an outstanding Airport experience for all air travelers.
Highlights of the capital plan include a new access road to the Airport Terminal Building that will be capable of handling additional vehicular traffic. The current Airport Terminal Building will be expanded to double its current size by 2020. Improvements will include more food and beverage options; more comfortable seating areas; a larger pre-board screening area; an expanded baggage/ arrivals area; additional passenger loading bridges, providing comfortable access to the aircraft; additional gates to accommodate more aircraft; and a greater area for overnight aircraft parking. There will also be more parking available for vehicles, including passenger, rental and employee parking.
Here's a look at where the Airport is going in the next 10 years:
June 28, 2012 - Currently in the process of clearing the land for the new access road, the additional long-term parking and the extension to the ramp area on the east end of the Airport Terminal Building. The new long-term parking lot and the east ramp extension is scheduled to be completed by the end of August so that construction can commence on the east expansion of the Airport Terminal Building.
August 06, 2012 - Construction activity has commenced along Craig Dobbin's Way as part of St. John's International Airport Authority's long-term capital plan to add parking, roads, and expand the Airport Terminal Building. There are several immediate effects to note:
- There will be a reduced number of lanes on Craig Dobbin's Way on approach to the Airport Terminal Building. Construction barricades and signage are in place to delineate driving lanes.
- Passenger and baggage drop-offs only at the curb on the east-end of Airport Terminal Building (by check-in area) are permitted. Absolutely no parking on the curb is permitted. Security will be especially vigilant in monitoring vehicles parked on the curb.