The Columbus Dispatch - Jim Weiker

Construction could start as early as next year on a proposed new $2-billion terminal at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, designed to provide a more efficient, more modern and more comfortable experience for travelers.

The airport authority and its design team have released renderings of the proposed terminal and hope to finalize plans early next year in anticipation of starting construction in late 2024 and completing it in time for the airport's 100th anniversary in the summer of 2029.

...the new terminal would replace the existing terminal, which was built in 1958. The new facility would be built west of the existing one on what is now the "blue" parking lot, south of International Gateway, the main drive into the airport from Interstate 670.

At 1 million square feet, the new terminal would be roughly the same size as the existing one, but would be laid out very differently and be capable of handling far more traffic.

The biggest change: The new terminal would have one concourse instead of the current three. The current design, the product of the airport's expansion over the years, has resulted in three security gates, three concession areas and three waiting areas.

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