Cardiff Airport has announced that terminal upgrade work will begin in October this year.
The development will include the airport’s arrivals and departures halls being linked into a new common area, while the airport’s frontage and approaches will also be improved.
Through the use of a more contemporary design, passengers will benefit from a more user-friendly terminal building and new food and retail outlets.
From the beginning of this week, the airport changed its name from Cardiff International Airport to Cardiff Airport and Maes Awyr Caerdydd.
Patrick Duffy, Cardiff Airport’s managing director, said the redevelopment would help the airport "deliver high standards of service" to its customers.
"These plans demonstrate the airport’s commitment to being part of a wider strategy for Wales," he said.
"We want to see our facilities being used by more airlines offering more choice to both Welsh patrons and visitors to Wales."
The development is scheduled to be completed in summer 2010 ahead of Wales’ hosting of the 2010 Ryder Cup.
Approximately two million passengers fly from the airport each year.