Adelaide Airport is expanding its main terminal to significantly upgrade international arrivals and departures, and create more retail and dining options for both domestic and international travellers.
The $165 million expansion will significantly improve the arrivals and departures experience for international passengers, with a second, longer baggage belt for arrivals, more space for emigration and immigration processing, expanded security screening, a larger duty free precinct for arrivals and departures, and expanded dining and retail options.
Retail areas will be expanded and refurbished throughout the terminal, resulting in a more than an 80% increase in the overall size of the terminal’s retail and dining precinct across domestic and international areas.
Other improvements will include:
- A new common user premium international lounge;
- New VIP facilities at Gate 18 for international arrivals and departures;
- Relocation of the Virgin Australia Lounge; and
- Expansion of office space for terminal tenants including airlines and regulatory agencies
The project is slated for completion by 2021 and is the largest upgrade at Adelaide Airport since the existing facility was opened in 2005.
International airlines that operate in and out of ADL include China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand.
Adelaide Airport chairman Rob Chapman said creating additional space would open up more options when negotiating new services and destinations with overseas airline partners.
“We believe Adelaide Airport has the best airport terminal in Australia and this expansion will allow us to continue to offer the high level of customer service that our travellers expect,” Chapman said.
The 165-room Atura hotel will offer direct links to the existing terminal when it opens late 2018.
View additional renderings of the upgraded Adelaide Airport on LATTE’s Facebook page.