By Jordan Whitehouse
Last year, the St. John’s International Airport handled 1.5 million fliers, and by 2023 that number could jump to 2 million. Booming is good, but when it’s happening in a facility designed for 900,000 people per year, it can turn to bust. Recognizing this, the airport authority has decided to invest in a 10-year, $243 million improvement project.
Photos courtesy: St. John’s International Airport Authority
The plan includes 240 more long- and short-term parking stalls; rehabs to runways and taxiways; and a new landing system that will make the airport one of the most accessible in Canada during low visibility conditions.
The 72,000 sq. ft. west expansion to the terminal building will incorporate more food and retail options for passengers in the secure area, a larger departures lounge, and more baggage carousels.
The east side of the terminal building will grow by 145,000 sq. ft. and include more comfortable waiting areas, more food and retail options, and a larger pre-board screening area.