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WINGSPAN Development: How We’re Doing, Phase Two

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In July 2012, the WINGSPAN program launched to improve various aspects of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. This program was set to be completed in four phases over the span of five years. Now that the WINGSPAN program is nearing completion, over the next month, we will highlight the phases of development and how changes will positively impact the travelers of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Today’s post will highlight some details about Phase Two.

Phase Two focused on the construction of the Grand Hall. This design provided new food, beverage and retail concessions areas for travelers. Renovation of the ticket lobby, as well as updated customer service booths, gave the area a new feel. New baggage screening equipment and facilities have also been incorporated to increase security.

In 2013, GSP created renderings for what the Ticketing Lobby would look like:

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In 2016, the Ticketing Lobby was unveiled:

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How do you think it compares? Let us know. Check back each week for updates on the WINGSPAN developments and our #FlyerFactFriday!

Safe Travels,

-The Terminal

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TSA Passenger Centralized Screening Checkpoint Set to Open

Another major milestone of WINGSPAN is set to be complete this week with the TSA passenger centralized screening checkpoint set to open. TSA equipment will begin to be moved in and installed on Monday evening. On Tuesday morning, passengers accessing the B Concourse will be directed through the new screening checkpoint. Additional TSA equipment will be installed Tuesday evening and beginning Wednesday morning May 25th all passengers accessing all gates will be directed through the new screening checkpoint.

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This new checkpoint will improve passenger flow and should result in a better utilization of TSA personnel.

 

 

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WINGSPAN Development: How We’re Doing, Phase One

In July 2012, the WINGSPAN program launched to improve various aspects of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. This program was set to be completed in four phases over the span of five years. Now that the WINGSPAN program is nearing completion, over the next month, we will highlight the phases of development and how changes will positively impact the travelers of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Today’s post will highlight some details about Phase One.

Phase One included the relocation and expansion of the rental car facilities in Parking Garage A.  The new design provided customer service counters and offices for each of the five car rental agencies. The Rental Car Customer Center opened on March 11, 2013 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Located on the first floor of Parking Garage A you will find Avis, Enterprise and National rental facilities. Budget and Hertz rental facilities are housed on the second floor of the parking garage.

Check back each week for updates on the WINGSPAN developments and our #FlyerFactFriday blog posts!

Safe Travels,

-The Terminal

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Recap of WINSGSPAN and Development Phases

In July 2012, Greenville Spartanburg International Airport launched WINGSPAN, the terminal improvement project. The projected four-year program was composed of three phases that would allow for a higher volume of travelers, be more environmentally friendly, and improve aesthetics throughout the facility. Since WINGSPAN is nearing completion, we thought we would share a little more about the three phases that will dramatically shape Greenville-Spartanburg International airport to one of the most operationally capable and efficient airports of its size.

 

PHASE 1: Enabling Work and Baggage Claim Renovations

Mechanical and electrical systems overhaul will be completed throughout each phase of the program.

Enabling Projects Include:

  • Rental Car Customer Center relocation
  • Concourse A & B expansion of restrooms and food, beverage and retail concessions
  • Construction of the North Wing for temporary airline facilities
  • Utility and infrastructure relocation

Baggage Claims Renovations Include:

  • New baggage claim carousels
  • Construct canopy on curbside for loading and unloading in front baggage claim
  • Covered walkways to parking garages
  • New glass front on terminal

PHASE 2: Building Core Construction

Enhance interior area with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities.

  • Grand Hall Development including new food, beverage, and retail concessions area
  • Renovation of the existing ticketing lobby
  • New Customer Service booths
  • New Landside Garden
  • New baggage screening equipment and facilities
  • Security Checkpoint consolidation and relocation
  • Concourse A and B renovation

PHASE 3: Project Wrap-Up

Complete administrative updates for final phase of improvements.

  • Construction of the new Administrative Office for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
  • Construction of the Conference Center

When WINGSPAN began in July 2012, a gallery of photo renderings and a virtual walkthrough was created. Scroll through the galleries and let us know how you think the updates are progressing!

 

Until next time,

-The Terminal

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Always Remember: Our Friend The Wall

In August 2015, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport introduced The Wall. The Wall was installed to not only to protect the WINGSPAN construction renovations, but also to interact with travelers. The Wall became the voice for any construction updates as a guest blogger. Originally filled with speech clouds introducing itself, The Wall was later equipped with touch-screen monitors, bringing a whole new meaning to the age-old saying, “if walls could talk.”

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Travelers could also interact with The Wall over social media. The Wall often encouraged pictures, as The Wall wrote in a September 2015 blog post, “And feel free to take pictures with me (I simply adore having my photograph taken). If you’re feeling extra generous and would like to share your pictures on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #WINGSPAN and #TheWall.”

While we will fondly remember all of the good times GSP and our travelers shared with The Wall, we know that with its recent demolition came great progress towards the completion of WINGSPAN.

When WINGSPAN began in July 2012, a gallery of photo renderings and a walkthrough video was created. Scroll through the galleries and photos of The Wall. Let us know how you think the updates compare to the updates by commenting below!

And never forget, our good friend The Wall.

-The Terminal

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Recap of WINGSPAN and the Terminal Improvement Project

In July 2012, Greenville Spartanburg International Airport launched WINGSPAN, the website and brand for the Terminal Improvement Project. Today, GSP is nearing completion on many of these facility updates. While finishing touches and unveilings occur over the next several months at the airport, the WINGSPAN blog will look at all the progress that’s been made!

Set to be completed in three major phases, the goals of the developments were to improve airport aesthetics while making GSP more environmentally conscious. The three phases included:

  • The North Wing Project is to be home to the GSP Airport District offices, but temporarily housed ticket counters and airline offices while renovations occur in the current ticketing area.
  • Baggage Claim renovations include two replaced carousals and a new, third baggage carousel. The updated baggage claim area will house retail and concessions for meeters, greeters and travelers.
  • Exterior Modifications replace the current concrete walls with glass windows in order to utilize natural light and conserve energy. Curbside canopies will shelter travelers being dropped off or picked up. In addition to the canopies, a covered walkway will connect Garage A to the baggage claim.

When WINGSPAN began, a gallery of photo renderings and a walk-through video was created. Take a trip down memory lane by visiting the galleries, and let us know how you think the updates compare!

Until next time, safe travels!

-The Terminal

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Construction Update: Three Ticket Counters Are Open!

As construction at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport continues, we’re happy to announce that the Allegiant, Delta and Southwest ticket counters are open!

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Before these counters officially opened, we gave a sneak-peak to local media. During the tour, we happily shared that the remaining two ticket counters should open in April.

We look forward to seeing you soon, Travelers!

-The Terminal

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Construction Update: The Wall Is Gone!

As updates on the airport continue, we’ve been making major progress towards completion! We are thrilled as we are finishing the Allegiant, Delta and Southwest ticket counters.

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While we will miss our beloved Wall, travelers and meters-and-greeters can now get a firsthand look at the work happening on the first floor.

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We look forward to seeing you soon, Travelers!

-The Terminal

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Construction Update: Progress!

Hello travelers! Sorry I haven’t updated you in a while, but GSP has been making progress on a lot of projects to make this place even better.

There has been a lot of work in the airline ticketing lobby and airline ticket offices! The guys in the hard hats have been working to complete the ticket counter installation and the quartz counter tops. Behind the ticket counters, the new flooring is being installed and the digital monitors are being hung. They are also working on finishing an overhead “cloud” feature above ticket counters. They have installed a number of gadgets as well, including IT, telecom, and CCTV. Their teams have been hard at work testing all this new airport technology, like the TSA baggage screening equipment.

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After Allegiant, Delta and Southwest Airlines are relocated to their new ticket space within the next few weeks, their current ticket counter space and the wall behind it will be torn down. This demolition will make way for the construction of the remaining airline ticket counters and offices.

While this is very exciting news, it is a little bittersweet for me. This will be my final post as all the cool new ticket counters are unveiled. I have loved sharing the latest happenings from inside the terminal and I hope you enjoy the changes as much as I do!

That’s all the updates I have for now, folks. Stay tuned for Flyer Fact Friday and keep an eye out for more airport updates from my friend The Terminal!

 

Safe travels,

 

-The Wall

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South Carolina Airports DBE Fly-In

Calling business owners! Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is teaming up with airports across the state of South Carolina to teach business owners how to compete for airport business. Along with the SCDOT, Charleston International Airport, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, and Myrtle Beach International Airport will present how small, minority, or women owned businesses can compete for airport business.

The South Carolina DBE Fly-In will be in Greenville on Friday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Hotel discounts are available at the Hyatt Regency Greenville and Aloft Greenville Downtown Hotel for the event. Visit the South Carolina Airports DBE fly-In Eventbrite page for more information on hotel discounts and to order tickets.

See you soon,

The Terminal