Under the proposals the existing arrivals hall, which was built in 1937, would be demolished. Arrivals would be moved to the ground floor of the current departures terminal – where security and duty-free is at present.
A new mezzanine floor would be created in the existing departures hall which would house the security suite and a retail, food and lounge unit.
A planning application has been submitted for the proposals and a Ports of Jersey spokesman said it was likely that a decision would be made by April.
‘If approved, and following the appointment of a contractor, work is due to start in autumn 2018,’ he added.
The work is expected to cost £42 million and, subject to planning approval, is due to be completed by 2021. The first stage of the project would involve the creation of the new departures area on the mezzanine floor, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, focus groups have been convened with interested parties such as disability groups and young people to address future provision at the Airport. Ports say these discussions will shape the final design stages of the project.
The meetings of the focus groups follow two public drop-in sessions held last month, during which Islanders were able to speak to members of the project management team about the plans in more detail. ‘We will be undertaking further public drop-in sessions in due course as the project moves forward,’ the spokesman said.
In the meantime, he urged Islanders to submit any comments, suggestions or questions to the future Airport team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.