Renovations unveiled at Columbus airport after $80M project

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The main passenger airport serving Ohio's capital has unveiled its new look following the completion of a three-year, $80 million renovation project.

The terminal at Port Columbus International Airport first opened in 1958, and the refurbishment was designed to make it function effectively until a new terminal is built. The proposed new terminal is expected by 2030.

There are noticeable changes, such as skylights, recessed lighting, new restaurants and security lanes. Other upgrades aren't visible to passengers, with improvements also made to mechanical systems and technology to keep the terminal running.

Columbus Regional Airport Authority CEO Elaine Roberts was aiming for the renovations to make the airport, as she put it, a "front door to the community."

The airport saw nearly 6.8 million passengers last year.