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By, Jason Ruiter | Orlando Sentinel

Orlando International Airport passengers can expect to see construction at Terminal A starting this week as the new North Ticket Lobby project begins.

The expansion, which will create more space and add self-checkout kiosks, is expected to be finished late next year. Exterior walls toward the street will be knocked down and rebuilt farther toward the curb to add space for new ticket counters.

Affected airlines include Aer Lingus, Air Transat, Aeromexico, Avianca, Alaska, Azul, Copa, Caribbean, Norwegian, Sunwing, Frontier, Swiftair, Virgin American and Westjet.

Construction at Terminal A is part the airport’s $3.1 billion capital improvement plan, which includes money set aside for construction of a new $1.8 billion south terminal. The Orlando airport broke a personal record with 40 million passengers annually between April this year and last year.

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