NEW shops, a restaurant that serves Jersey produce and a bigger duty-free shopping area are all part of a £4 million redevelopment of Airport retail that begins this week.
But there will be fewer seats and probably less floor space for departing passengers waiting for flights to leave. Effectively £1.6 million of taxpayers’ money is being invested into the project, with the remaining £2.4 million coming from the retailers themselves.
The work is to be carried out between now and the end of July and there will be wholesale changes as to where facilities are located in the John Le Fondré Departures Hall.
Among the major changes will be the introduction of World Duty Free brand stores in the area of the current newsagent store and seating areas near the doors to the pier that leads to the departure gates.
• World Duty Free branded stores are being introduced at the Airport