BIA set to spend ?30m

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Birmingham International Airport (BIA) is to spend ?30m ($54m) on redeveloping its terminals to cope with a boom in passenger traffic. BIA says this will raise the passenger capacity to match the current passenger forecast

which foresees 12m using the airport by 2010.
The first phase of work is due for completion by next summer and involves significant improvements to the Terminal One departure lounge area, with the raising of ceilings to allow in more natural light. BIA says that improved retail and catering facilities will also include a new Yates bar, a larger Dixons, an improved food court and a 60% increase in the size of the duty free shop.
Meanwhile, Terminal Two, which opened under the Eurohub name in 1991, will have 14 additional check in desks to handle the increased number of airlines and passengers now operating from the building. BIA says there will be an improved terminal layout, with more airline customer service and ticketing accommodation, improved access to the security departure point and more shops and catering will be provided under the scheme.
Terminal Two's frontage will also be given a facelift in keeping with the ?40m ($72.5m) ‘Millennium Link’ between the two terminals, opened in 2000 by the Queen.


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