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Work underway on new Arrivals Terminal at Jersey Airport

Work is underway on the new Arrivals' Terminal at Jersey Airport. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Work is underway on the new Arrivals Terminal at Jersey Airport.

The work is part of plans to merge the arrivals and departures terminal by adding new floors and transforming the existing departures lounge.

However plans for the project have recently been adjusted to reduce the risk of disruption to people using the site.

What do the plans include

  • A 2,300 square foot mezzanine floor extension built to create a new security area.
  • Access to the extension from the ground floor check-in will be via lifts, escalators and stairs to an atrium.
  • An air side departures lounge would be created with seating overlooking the aircraft stands.
The work is part of plans to merge the arrivals and departures terminal by adding new floors and transforming the existing departures lounge. Credit: Ports of Jersey

Most of the arrivals terminal building and facilities will now be retained during the redevelopment works,including the passenger exit doors from baggage reclaim into the existing meet and greet concourse, children's play area, existing seating and Tour Operator desks.

– Ports of Jersey
This is how Jersey's Airport could look after the three year project gets underway Credit: Ports of Jersey

What will change during the work:

  • The café facility will be closed and will shortly be replaced by vending machines, which will offer a variety of hot and coldbeverages and snacks.
  • The café will close to the public as from Saturday 29 February 2020.
  • In addition, the mens toilets in the arrivals terminal will be removed as part of the demolition process and will be amalgamated with the existing ladies to create unisex toilet facilities.
  • The three hire car operators, Europcar, Hertz and Avis will also be temporarily relocated to dedicated desks in the Departures Terminal
  • There will be no change to the provision of taxis, booked cabs, coaches and public buses,which will remain in their current location.
  • The car parking at the front of the Air Traffic Control Tower is now closed and enabling works are taking place for the installation of temporary accommodation for contractors and project management teams.

There is an overall budget of £42 million for the project, which will be funded by Ports of Jersey revenues.