€6.7 million upgrade includes capacity expansion
The new-look Umeå Airport has been inaugurated following extensive refurbishment. The airport has been adapted to accommodate more passengers while at the same time the atmosphere has been made more attractive, airport operator Swedavia says.
A total of SEK 60 million (€6.7 million) was invested, in partnership with the municipality of Umeå and the Västerbotten region.
A year and a half of refurbishment work has given a fresh look to the airport, from the transport facilities and the entrance to the check-in and arrival halls.
Extra passenger services include a new tax-free shop and the opening of a café. A bank of windows has also been added so passengers can follow take-offs and landings.
“Airports create opportunities for people to meet. So it is also natural to create inspiring environments that reflect the region and that make passengers think it is easy and convenient to choose to fly,” said Torborg Chetkovich, Swedavia’s chief executive.
Other improvements include an expansion of the security checkpoint so that it is now also possible to handle departures for both Schengen and non-Schengen passengers at the same time.
[photo courtesy Swedavia]