Philippe Bernand, Chairman of the Board of Lyon Airports and Alain Loyer, Chief Executive Officer of GFC Construction, have laid the first stone of the future Terminal 1, in the presence of Jean-François Carenco, Prefect of the Rhône-Alpes region and Prefect of the Rhône area, Gérard Collomb, Senator-Mayor of Lyon and President of Greater Lyon, Jean-Jack Queyranne, Chair of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and a former minister, Danielle Chuzeville, Chair of the general Rhône Council, Claire Dreyfus-Cloarec, Chairwoman of the Lyon Airports Supervisory Committee and Graham Stirk, head architect and partner of the firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
Designed by the architectural firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the future Terminal will cover a surface area of 70,000m², double the surface area of the current terminals. This will enable Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to welcome 15 million passengers by 2020. The airport says this major project meets four key objectives focused on quality of service, increasing competitiveness through operational efficiency, developing non-aeronautical revenue and increasing the capacity available to the airlines which are developing at Lyon-Saint Exupéry.
A larger feature about the airport’s new Terminal 1 will be published in the March 2015 edition of Airports International magazine.