RENOVATIONS COMING: To airport concourse.

The Little Rock Airport Commission today approved a $20 million plan for concourse renovations. The airport staff should construction should begin next summer and be completed in 2016.

When the plan was announced in August, it included modernized interior, more gate seating, additional restrooms on the concourse and improvements in the baggage claim area, improve Wi-Fi service, new jet bridges, new signs and new monitors on arrivals and departures. Passenger fees and reserves pay for the cost.


A long-range airport improvement plan includes more expansions by 2020, but those are likely in some doubt because of weak passenger boardings at the airport, affected like other non-hub airports by airline realignments.