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Louisville International Terminal Enhancement Construction Update 9/22/16

September 22, 2016

As part of the $9.5 million Louisville International Airport Terminal Enhancement Project, HMS Host (food-and-beverage) and Paradies Lagardère (gift-and-news) are investing an additional $8-plus million in new outlets and retail stores. The Phase 3C-2 terrazzo floor work on the west side of the landside rotunda of the departures (upper) level was recently completed. With this completion, the west walkway near the center escalators is now open. The Louisville International Airport’s new Meditation Room in the west hall, behind the American Airlines, United Airlines and OneJet ticket counters opened on Wednesday, September 21. This room provides passengers and other airport guests a space for quiet contemplation, meditation and reflection.

Before the Security Checkpoint (Landside Terminal)

Construction continues on improvements to the center elevator that connects the departures (upper) and arrivals (lower) levels. Beginning Wednesday, September 21 through the end of the month, this elevator is temporarily closed as part of this work. The elevators located on the far east and west ends of the terminal are available for use by passengers and airport guests. Construction on Phase 3C-3 began on Wednesday, September 21 and will continue through October. This phase includes installing terrazzo flooring on the center east side of the departure (upper) level, near the east hall. Because of these enhancements, the following adjustments will take place:

• Food-and-Beverage Outlets: The temporary bar area, near the construction space for the new Book and Bourbon Southern Kitchen has moved to the center area, near the Delta Air Lines ticket counter. • Security Checkpoint and Gate Access: The walkway near the center escalators and Delta Air Lines ticket counter is under construction. For TSA security checkpoint and gate access from this ticket counter, passengers should follow the temporary construction signs.

After the Security Checkpoint (Airside Terminal) – Rotunda

As of Monday, September 19, the Brighton Collectibles and Finish Line News retail stores in the airside rotunda are closed temporarily as work began on improvements to these retailers, which will reopen this fall. Additionally, Experience Kentucky in the airside rotunda has permanently closed as work begins on Distillery District Marketplace, which should also open this fall. To review previously released information about the Terminal Enhancement Project, click the Pardon our Dust link at

Note: Temporary construction signs are installed throughout the terminal to direct guests during the construction project—which should be finished in late 2016.