Rochester Airport Finishes $80M Overhaul
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An $80 million effort to overhaul and modernize Rochester's airport is complete.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined local officials at the Greater Rochester International Airport on Wednesday to mark the ending of the two-year project, which included the addition of a new facade and canopy as well as a new "smartphone" parking lot for people waiting to pick up arriving travelers.
The work also included new shopping and eating options in passenger areas and significant security upgrades, including facial recognition cameras.
The state pitched in half of the cost of the renovation, with Monroe County government paying for almost all the rest of the work. The federal government chipped in $400,000.
The 70-year-old airport handles about 115 flights each day and sees about 2.4 million passengers each year.