airport-inside2The Terminal Modernization Project is underway at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) with plans to bring international capability to the Magic City.

This project is the most significant modernization at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport since it was built in 1931. It will be state of the art, improving safety and efficiency at the airport and modernizing the appearance and amenities. The terminal modernization is part of a three-prong approach that will make the airport a strong catalyst for economic growth and open up new opportunities for the entire Birmingham region.

A component of the new terminal design is a new Federal Inspection Station to facilitate direct international air traffic. The station would allow BHM to accommodate non-stop flights departing to and arriving from international locations.

airport-inside1 In addition to the international travel component, the terminal design calls for a new concourse that will improve safety and make the traveler experience more efficient and manageable.

Plans also call for passenger and luggage screening to be centralized and concealed, and parking deck elevator renovations.

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Early construction work will include the demolition of the airport’s old cargo building, which sits adjacent to the passenger terminal, and the elimination of Terminal A, which is currently being used as administrative space only. The removal of these two structures will make way for Concourse A. It will take between three and five years to complete construction, and the airport will remain open throughout the process.

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