Designed by Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects, the seven-million-dollar renovation and addition of the Lehigh Valley International Airport provided for a new security screening area, reconfigured office space for administrative and Transportation Security administration use, relocated baggage handling areas, a new ticketing area, an updated lobby, and additional retail spaces/kiosks. Improvements on the lower level included mechanical room renovations and a new café. In all, 16,000 square feet of the original building were renovated.
During the dedication ceremony held on November 19, David Haines, chairman of the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority noted that 2.8 million people live in a 40-mile-radius of the airport and that airport usage is increasing by 15 per cent each year. Said Mr. Haines, “Our goal is to make this the best airport in the region, and the #1 choice for business due to ease of travel.”