If you haven’t visited Willard Airport in a while, you’ll be met with a whole new look the next time you fly. The Airport has invested more than $110,000 to make the in-terminal experience better.
It all starts with the terminal’s look and feel. Terminal wayfinding signs were fully replaced for the first time in several decades. The new signs align with our Fly Champaign-Urbana brand and the University of Illinois colors. The new, modern signs simplify navigating throughout the terminal with easy-to-read messaging.
The signs cost $19,174. The Airport was able to pay for them with airport operating funds – money that comes from things like airline rent payments. The Airport was happy to partner with Dean’s Graphics in Champaign. Dean’s designed the signs, produced the vinyl wrapping, and installed everything.
Willard contracted with Neverman Floor Artisans in Tolono for the $99,000 project, also paid through airport operating funds. Neverman replaced the carpet throughout the terminal, including the gate areas, jetbridges, airline operational areas behind ticket counters, rental car offices, the second floor landing and administrative offices, and the airport conference room.
Willard Airport will continue to invest in the facility, striving to continue terminal upgrades, and ensuring the facility is set to operate efficiently for decades to come.