Bangor International Airport has begun modernization of the first floor Domestic Terminal. Construction began February 24, 2014 with refurishing of the escalators. Refurbished escalators went into service in the summer of 2014. The new Ticketing and Passenger Check-In Center and the new baggage screening system was completed and opened for service in December 2015. The new ground transportation area and baggage claim area has been finished and opened in March 2016. Construction has begun on the front of the terminal to replace the solid cement wall with a new glass front allowing more light into the first floor and should be finished by late spring or early summer 2016.
The construction project once completed will provide for better passenger flow on the first floor and provide for more efficient operations in the entire Domestic Terminal.
The modernization project will cost $14 million. Ninety percent of the funds for the project will come from Federal funding sources with the remaining 10% split between the Maine Department of Transportation and airport revenues.