The updated plan of development of transportation system is included 2 billion ISK ($14.9 million, €12.5 million, converted by Islandsbanki) for the construction of a new terminal and apron at Akureyri Airport (ICAO: BIAR). The design of these components will be completed in the first months of next year, RÚV reported.
In September, construction began on a new fuel storage area and sewage treatment plant at Akureyri Airport. Both related to the construction of a new apron and expected to be finished before the end of the year said Akureiry airport manager Hjördís Þórhallsdóttir.
“The fuel tank storage area is now located where the soil needs to be replaced and prepared for the new apron. Due to that, it is important to move the fuel tanks to a new storage area on the new apron so construction of the apron can continue. The terminal is not included in the town’s sewage system so the terminal has its own septic tank. It will be replaced with a sewage treatment plant in December. This solution is much more environmentally friendly,” said Hjördís Þórhallsdóttir.
In December a tender for construction of the lower substructure at a new apron will be opened. Icelandic companies Mannvit and Arkís began designing the extension and alterations to the terminal this summer and it is expected to be completed in March 2021. According to Hjördís Þórhallsdóttir, the work will be so massive that the completion of the whole reconstruction is estimated only in 2022.