By Dominic Welling
Bordeaux Airport is planning an overhaul of its main terminals, in a bid to handle a predicted rise in passenger numbers as well as boost revenue streams.
The gateway has appointed design consultancy JHP, to provide ideas for the short, medium and long term plans for the airport’s development.
JHP has provided several design proposals to the airport authority for the rationalization of space across the airport’s three terminals, and to provide greater space airside for commercial revenue opportunities.
The airport is also looking at ways to enhance the passenger experience.
JHP has sent Bordeaux some thoughts on passenger flow planning, retail master-planning, operational improvements and cost savings, as well as capital infrastucture changes, airport benchmarking, and branding.
The report's recommendations are now being analysed by the airport authority
Jean-Luc Poiroux, development director and member of the executive board at Bordeaux Airport, said: “JHP was appointed by Bordeaux Airport few months ago to define what should be the evolution of our main high standard terminals in order to include this orientation in our next 5 year master plan.
“The final choice, among several solutions, has not been made yet, and we have the obligation to present it and make it approved by our board of shareholders before being able to communicate on it. It will take few months.”
When asked about the reasons for renovating the airport, Poiroux added: “Among various reasons, of course, increasing revenues streams is one of the main. Even if we knew it, we demonstrated with billi that levels of revenue per pax can easily boom if infrastructure and processes are properly ada