claim area and food courts. New signage, ticket counters,
escalators and terrazzo flooring throughout complement
the finishes in Terminal B.
Terminal A food courts received the latest in furniture,
lighting and flooring, while all food and retail shops
in the terminal have new store fronts. Under a new
concessions program managed by HMSHost and joint
venture partner chef Johnny Hernandez, Terminal A
received several new stores. In addition to Chef Johnny’s
concepts — La Gloria, The Frutería and Mission City
Icehouse — new names include Cinnabon/Auntie Anne’s
and La Tapenade.
Soon, a second phase of the renovation project will
modernize Terminal A’s exterior. Also, Terminal A’s
customs area is slated for renovation to start in the year
ahead. Other airport projects include recent runway
upgrades, a consolidated rental car facility projected
for completion in 2017, and a new dedicated Federal
Inspection Services facility for general aviation,
scheduled to open in 2016.
“The Terminal A renovation project is not only
improving the travel experience of both our domestic
and international passengers but is supporting jobs in the
region,” said Miller.
As an economic generator, the airport indirectly
supports more than 97,500 jobs and provides nearly $1.6
billion in annual earnings for workers and proprietors