Durham Tees Valley airport is planning to make major improvements to its terminal.
The north-eastern airport will remodel its departure lounge, provide unlimited free wifi and introduce workstations and charging points as part of the first phase of the development which is due to be completed by the end of September.
A second phase of improvements, which could start as early as autumn 2017, will include an upgrade of the business lounge area.
Robert Hough, chair of the airport, said: “This programme of improvements in the terminal is another stage in our continuing investment at Durham Tees Valley and the overall developments being implemented through the master plan, including for example the drive to attract more general aviation activity and providing a one-stop service for all aspects of ground handling.”
The airport said there should be “minimal disruption” for customers while the improvement project is carried out.
Part of the funding for the project will come from the airport’s passenger facility fee (PFF) for all departing passengers (£6 per adult), which has been charged since 2010.