Airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) is to invest £900,000 to expand and upgrade the terminal building at Inverness, Scotland.
The move comes as British Airways as re-launches daily service to Heathrow after a 19-year break and KLM introduces daily Schiphol flights this summer. Low cost carrier easyJet will also increase its schedules from Inverness to London Luton and Gatwick.
The expanded terminal will have a new standalone international arrivals hall, which will house Border Force and international baggage reclaim facilities, built alongside the main terminal and linked by a covered walkway.
The move will free up capacity in the main terminal where the existing airside departure lounge will be extended and reconfigured to provide seating capacity for an additional 150 passengers and four new retail and catering units, including a duty free store and coffee shop.
Kier Construction has been appointed to construct the new international arrivals hall and expand the existing departure lounge.