The Boise Airport filed a permit for a new service animal relief area and a mother’s station.
Currently, the airport has a Service Animal Relief Area outside near the west entrance. Now the Boise Airport will have an additional relief area that is indoors next to the security checkpoint.
According to business development manager Sean Brigs, the airport installed a Mamava Nursing Pod in 2015 – an area that gives mothers the choice of nursing in a private and clean environment. The Mamava Nursing Pod will move to an area before the security checkhpoint.
In its place, a new mother’s room with more amenities – like a sink and changing table – will go in after security.
In addition, to the animal relief area and mother’s room, the project will include a family restroom.
Passenger Facility Charge funds will pay for the project that is estimated to cost $190,000. These fees allow airports to make improvements. The fee, with a cap $4.50 allows airports to collect this from each passenger. Usually through ticket prices.
The airport expects project construction to be complete by the end of the year.