Marcon Fit-Out begins work on airport lounge revamp
Co Antrim firm Marcon Fit-Out has begun work on the refurbishment of the business lounge at Belfast International Airport.
The lounge will be reopened as the Causeway Lounge later this month.
Martin McErlean, contracts manager at Marcon Fit-Out, said the project had to be completed over three weeks.
He added: "The modern, contemporary interior of the Causeway Lounge will be a great addition to the airport."
Marcon's work will include installing a circular bar and reception counter, finished in polished stone, hardwood joinery, mirror and tiling.
New hardwood furniture - sofas, lounge chairs and dining chairs - are also to be installed. All the joinery is being manufactured at Marcon's specialist workshop in Antrim.
Deirdre Graffin, the airport's commercial services manager, said the overhaul of the lounge was "part of a continuous investment programme".
She added "We're committed to supporting local companies, which is why we're delighted the contract was awarded to Marcon which has an enviable track-record in this highly competitive sector." Irish budget airline Ryanair last month announced it was opening a hub at Belfast International in March, beginning with a route to London Gatwick.
The airline has forecast that 750 jobs will flow from its arrival.
Already, aviation ground handling services firm Swissport has announced 100 new jobs, while security company ICTS is adding 40 new staff to its payroll.