Evansville Regional Airport is the gateway to Southwest Indiana and is often the first impression many visitors have when coming to the area. Originally built in 1988 and with very few upgrades over the years, the airport hired Hafer and CHA Consulting to modernize the facility over three different phases.
The first phase of the project consisted of building an addition to the terminal for administrative offices which allowed for amenities in the concourse. Improving the site was the second phase of the project which included the addition of a canopy across the main terminal drive, a taxi pick-up lane, a covered walkway to the car rental lot and new entrance signage and lighting. Additionally, a new colorful lawn with beautiful landscaping now greets passengers upon arrival to the airport.
The third, and largest, phase of this project was the terminal renovation. With a new full body scanner, TSA moved to a centralized location. A new restaurant and bar are now located past the security checkpoint, along with a kids play area, two nursing rooms, a large Wi-Fi lounge, and a service animal relief room. The existing skylight was replaced with a new configuration that brings in more natural daylight. Airline ticketing and car rental desks were remodeled as well as the information center. And lastly, the interior concourse received upgraded finishes throughout.
Now complete, the airport operates more efficiently and undoubtedly provides an impressive front door to the community.