One of the most popular places in the airport is………relocating.
The Samuel Adams Bar on Concourse B has moved from the gate area to the top of the concourse walkway. The move paves the way for renovations to begin in the older section of Concourse B.
Concourse B is undergoing renovation now that the new addition has opened. Five new gates, along with five new jet bridges, opened to airlines and passengers in April. Work is already under way to transform the remainder of the concourse.
Concourse B will grow from five to 10 airline gates. The addition also includes new restrooms, large windows overlooking the airfield, all new dining and shopping options, a variety of new seating options that come equipped with electrical outlets and plugins for mobile devices and laptops as well as new carpet and terrazzo flooring.
The Concourse B extension is one part of the $189 million Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP). When complete, Charleston International will have 15 airlines gates and will have transformed into a new, modern airport facility with new baggage handling systems, rental car and airline ticket counters and a consolidated TSA security checkpoint.
Things are a little loud and a little messy, but the temporary inconvenience will lead to long-term improvement of the customer experience at Charleston International Airport.