Concerns expressed over Syracuse airport's new design: Your Stories

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Many Central New York students and their families headed out of town for mid-winter break next week will be getting their first taste of the construction at the Syracuse Hancock Airport. 

On his most recent trip, frequent-flyer Jim Robinson got a close look at a rendering of how the airport will be after a year of renovations.

“If it's the rendering that's upstairs that I saw, it's not good. It needs to be changed,” Robinson said.

He says it appears the design doesn’t provide enough cover from the rain and snow for those who are dropping people off. 

NewsChannel 9 took Robinson's concern to the airport's executive director, Christina Callahan,  who says there's nothing to worry about-- the pictures might not show it well, but they will be plenty of cover.

"I think it's hard to tell and again, this is just a rendering. It's trying to capture the essence of what we do. The actual canopy itself will cover a vehicle parked in this first lane,” Callahan said. "It will extend far enough to cover both the passenger and the driver side, so someone pulling up under the curb will be fully under the new canopy."

Flyers will be able to see for themselves in October, after months of construction and plenty of detours.

Some travelers are also confused about how to get upstairs to the security checkpoint.

Callahan says it's easiest to park in the garage and take the pedestrian skybridge directly to security. 

She also urges people to get to the airport even earlier in case they encounter an unfamiliar detour. 

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