Daa has announced that the large flight information board in the departures area of the airport is to be replaced by a number of smaller flight information screens.

The iconic flight information board in T1 has been in place since 2005, and 15 new screens are to be located to the side of the check-in islands in its place.

Made from four separate panels, the board is 11.3m long, 3.4m high and weighs 4.5 tonnes.

The work to remove it will be carried out at night during the airport’s least-busy period in order to minimise any impact on the travelling public.

The change is part of a project to modernise the 40-year-old Terminal 1 in an effort to improve passenger experience.

As part of the overhaul, ticket desks have been removed in T1 to create more light and space in the departures area and a new wooden fascia has been installed.