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World-class terminal planned to meet strong passenger growth

World-class terminal planned to meet strong passenger growth and future aviation needs

As part of its 30-year vision for the future, Auckland Airport has released further details of plans for a new combined international and domestic terminal and its surrounds.

Auckland Airport chief executive, Adrian Littlewood, says, “Our airport of the future will be absolutely world-class – it will be friendly, convenient, efficient and a uniquely New Zealand themed airport serving Australasia and the Pacific Rim.”

Passenger numbers at Auckland Airport are estimated to triple to 40 million by 2044, and it is forecast that the first phase of the new combined terminal will be built by 2019.

“Our plan is to phase each stage of development to match growth, working closely with local communities, businesses and Auckland Council.”

“We intend building the first phase of the combined domestic and international terminal within five years, and it will be developed around the existing international terminal. It will include facilities for domestic travel at the southern end of the building and international travel at the northern end, and will enable more convenient passenger transfers for both international and domestic passengers.”

“The combined terminal will have three major piers where aircraft will dock. There will be 94 spaces for aircraft to park, a significant increase on the 56 spaces currently available at the two separate terminals.”

“A new terminal plaza and forecourt will be created by the crescent-shaped space in front of the terminal building. It will include an underground station for rapid public transport to the airport, and provide a landscaped area for retail outlets and activities such as public art programmes, temporary displays and events.”

“A new air traffic control tower will be located in the centre of the plaza and a pedestrian and cycle-friendly walkway will link the terminal to hotels, parking buildings and the many businesses and recreational activities located around the airport,” says Mr Littlewood.

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