$5M airport reno planned

Major renovations worth over $5 million are planned for the Penticton airport, Castanet News has learned.

Transport Canada is looking to carry out a complete renovation and expansion of Penticton's airport terminal, according to procurement documents from the federal government.

The renovation, to be carried out in six phases, will see the ticketing area and restaurant switch places. The behind-security hold area will be expanded further and security area moved into an addition to the terminal.

The arrivals, baggage area and car rental desks will also get an overhaul and a second washroom will be installed outside security in another building addition.

Fire safety, mechanical and ventilation upgrades are also planned.

The above changes proposed by Transport Canada were sent to tender on Dec. 4 — a process that closed on Feb. 7.

It’s not known who, if anyone, was awarded the contract for the renovations and the Crown has the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement.

Transport Canada declined to comment on the project and said more information would be released in the coming weeks.


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