Hancock International Airport will be getting a makeover.

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Syracuse on Tuesday to announce the first phase of a $48-8 million  construction project.

Cuomo says the project includes a wide-scale redesign and reconstruction of the terminal building.

He says the new terminal will include new amenities to improve the travel experience including better food, beverage and retail options, e-ticketing, upgraded ticketing counters and baggage claim areas.

Across the state we are investing in revitalizing and rebuilding our deteriorating airports and transforming them into vital gateways,"  Cuomo said. "With this project to revamp the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, we are investing in a state-of-the-art facility worthy of the Empire State that will greet passengers flying into Central New York for generations to come."

Construction is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of next year.

The project is expected to create about 850 construction jobs.


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