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Transportation | Atlantic Canada

Wabush Airport

Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Wabush Airport YWK Air Terminal Building renovation is a follow up to A49’s 2012 analysis of building conditions and development of an airport master plan. Constructed in 1979-1980, the current ATB had a number of functional and physical deficiencies that limited the operational efficiency.

The work includes a full renovation of the main level 1 as well as renovation to a level 2 Administrative Suite and Flight Services Station. Renovations include upgrades to the public concourse area to modernize finishes and maximize functionality, new airline ticket counters and renovated support areas to improve operation, new side-of-house CATSA screening, redesign of baggage handling systems and operations, new security operations, renovation to the level 2 administrative offices, and a full upgrade of the mechanical, electrical and fire suppression systems throughout.

The focus of the design was to improve the check-in process, streamline the baggage handling procedure and improve the public concourse area to provide greater comfort and convenience for visitors while improving marketability for local vendors.