San Antonio Airport to Begin Renovations of Terminal A
Oct 29, 2012 06:01 PM
San Antonio International this week kicked off an 18-month renovation project on its 30-year-old Terminal A facility, according to a statement from the airport. The project will provide new finishes, infrastructure upgrades and completely modernized restrooms. The project also allows for access and queuing improvements to the TSA security checkpoint in the terminal.
Estimated to cost $35 million, work in the terminal will be phased and primarily occur at night to limit interruption of service. As work is completed in the phases, sections of the concourse will open.
"We are working closely with our construction manager at risk, SpawGlass, to minimize passenger inconvenience," said Frank Miller, aviation director. "We are trying to make sure some aspects are less invasive, including doing some projects at night, choosing to work in strategic phases, as well as matching terminal renovations with the renovations being done by the concessions program."
Improvements in the Terminal A Renovation Project include:
Complete renovation of 12 public restrooms Upgraded interior lighting and finishes New flooring Six new escalators Refurbish five elevators Replace HVAC units and pneumatic controls Extend fire sprinkler system New furniture and fixtures
In addition to the Terminal A renovations, the airport will be introducing new eateries. Host International will serve as the prime concessionaire, managing and operating restaurant and retail stores at the San Antonio International. Included in Host's contract are the 10 food and beverage locations and seven retail stores.
The new restaurants are a diverse mix of national brands, local favorites concepts and new concepts that will be unique to San Antonio International, according to the statement. Eateries opening in phases over the next 15 months include La Gloria, which will offer street foods of Mexico such as tortas, tacos and ceviche; the Fruteria, providing healthy fruit, smoothies, vegetable juices, yogurt as well as tacos; Steak 'n Shake, with fare of burgers, fries and shakes; La Tapenade Mediterranean Café, serving healthy options of fire roasted vegetables, specialty meats and cheeses in gourmet sandwiches and flatbread pizzas; Famous Famiglia Italian eatery; Mission City Icehouse, featuring gourmet grab-and-go sandwiches and salads with local beers and spirits; Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon, providing gourmet soft pretzels and cinnamon rolls.
The first concessions scheduled to open in June, 2013, are La Gloria, La Tapenade, Mission City Icehouse and Auntie Anne's.