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Syracuse airport closes center terminal for terminal-improvement project

By Eric Reinhardt

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Syracuse Hancock International Airport entrance
Syracuse Hancock International Airport has closed its center terminal as the ongoing $48.8 million terminal-improvement project continues. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN file photo)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse Hancock International Airport on Sunday closed its center terminal as part of the ongoing $48.8 million terminal-improvement project.

The center of the terminal will be closed off to passengers for the remainder of the project to accommodate “major improvements” to the entire front lobby, the airport said in a news release.

Passengers will need to enter the terminal through the far north and south entrances. Once inside, they will be directed to either the first level or the second level pre-security corridor to proceed to the security checkpoint.

Where they go once inside will depend on whether a passenger needs to check baggage or obtain a boarding pass, per the release.

As a part of the center closure, many of the airport’s tenants have relocated during construction.

The barber shop is temporarily located on the second level of Terminal A. Say Si Bon, a “grab and go” eatery, has two new “pop-up” locations on the first level of both terminals, and rental-car counters are now located on the first level of Terminal B. The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) PreCheck enrollment center is now situated on the second level, near the security check point. In addition, uniformed security is now located on the second level of Terminal B, Syracuse Hancock International Airport said.

TSA PreCheck is a program that allows travelers to go through airport security faster by applying for the program, undergoing a background check, and paying an $85 membership fee that’s good for five years, according to the TSA.

Syracuse airport officials expect crews to complete the terminal project by October.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com