Instead of walking down a rolling staircase and across the apron to get to the airport terminal, passengers at Eagle County Regional Airport will likely step out onto one of four new jet bridges. Those bridges will then lead them to the new 120,000-square-foot terminal — an expansive space that includes expanded seating, a bar and dining area, a fireplace lounge and even a pet relief area.

Improvements include a de-icing pad that covers more than 7 acres of apron area and can service three 757 aircraft at one time. The de-icing pad was financed through a $17-million Federal Aviation Administration airport improvement grant.