A major operation to upgrade the floor surface in the Terminal 1 departures area will commence next Monday, September 19.
The project will involve the phased temporary closure of airline check-in desks, with some check-in facilities being moved for a time to Area 14.
The first phase of the project will involve the closure of check-in desks 6, 7 and 8, along with some ticket desks, and limited access through Departures door 1.
To minimise disruption to passengers, temporary FID units will be put in place and additional way finding will be installed.
Said Terminal Projects Manager Valerie Singleton: “This will be a significant and challenging project that will unfortunately impact all our airline customers as some point.
“In order to achieve the end date for completion, we will have no choice other than closing significant square footage of floor space and check in desks to allow for the floor upgrade.”
She said that, to minimise the disruption, and in consultation with stakeholders and ground handlers, the project team will take over larger areas of floor space in order to more quickly achieve the end goal.
“The impact is that for the duration of this project, we will have no option but to move airlines around the check-in areas and some will have to operate from Area 14.”
The first phase of the project is scheduled to continue until December 31.
She warned that the works will also generate noise similar to the Arrivals refurbishment while the contractor breaks out the floor.