Airport officials, construction teams and community leaders celebrated progress of Melbourne Orlando International Airport’s (MLB) Terminal Renovation & Expansion Project with a Topping Out Ceremony. The major milestone provided the opportunity for airport, community, and project stakeholders to sign a structural beam that will be placed in the ceiling structure of the airport’s new departure area.
“The significant investments we are making today will serve our region and visitors worldwide for decades to come,” said Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E. “We are thankful to our design and constructions teams for their dedicated efforts and skills to transform our terminal into a community asset with modern capabilities that will allow us to put our customers at ease with our coastal casual style.”
MLB’s $72 million Terminal Renovation and Expansion Project includes the addition of 86,000 square feet of new facilities, including a new security checkpoint, an expanded departure area with new gates, restaurants, retail options and furniture, an expanded international baggage claim, a new welcome center, and four sets of new restroom facilities.
The Terminal Project is preparing for MLB to become the new coastal gateway to Central Florida for TUI in March 2022. The added facilities will accommodate the airport’s anticipated influx of 150,000 new international travellers its first year of operation. Additionally, domestic air service continues to grow with Allegiant’s new flights to Pittsburgh, Nashville and Concord beginning this November.