Expansion Update 7/31/2015

Plattsburgh International Airport is still in phase II of its $55 Million Dollar expansion.  We are excited to share with you this week’s news and updates about the expansion.  

Here's what has happened:

  • The form and rebar for the escalator pits started, which will make it easier for passengers to get to the second floor with their carry-on luggage.
  • The former Conference Room ceiling was removed, allowing for the creation of a domed ceiling to tie into the new building features.

What you can expect next: 

  • Work will continue on the new baggage handling system for “Baggage Out”.  The new system will have a longer conveyor, with capacity to hold more luggage when transporting it out to the plane.
  • Paving will continue at the airport which includes the drive lanes in front of the terminal, and the west and south areas of the new concourse.  
  • Installation of the new sprinkler system will continue. 
Tidbits to remember: 
  • Passengers please be aware that the inner two lanes leading to the terminal entrance, closest to the building, are blocked off. The roadway is being excavated to install a new drainage area and will not be reopened until October 2015. Walkways will be marked for use.
  • Please note the airport’s air conditioning is now off line in the terminal, and probably will be for approximately one month, while contractors make the necessary changes for the tie in.
  • Also, please pardon the noise during this phase of construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Airport Staff or Police Office on duty.