The first section of the expanded Adelaide Airport terminal will open to customers from next month with six retailers opening stores, it has been announced.
Penfolds Wine Bar and Kitchen, Boost Juice, Lego Kaboom, Airport Pharmacy, Soul Origin, and Precinct Adelaide Kitchen will all open on February 26, 2020.
The newly constructed retail concourse is part of Adelaide Airport’s first major expansion works since the current terminal was opened in 2005. The terminal expansion will see a complete refurbishment of retail areas, resulting in a more than 80% increase in the overall size of the terminal’s retail and dining precinct across domestic and international areas.
International upgrades will include 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. Virgin Australia will open an expanded lounge.
According to Adelaide Airport managing director Mark Young, the presence of a number of iconic South Australian brands will deliver a real sense of place for passengers.
“Next month will see the first of several staged openings of the terminal expansion and refurbishment between now and project completion at the end of 2021,” Young said.
“In addition to the new retail areas, we’ll also start to see the relocation next month of airlines and regulatory bodies to new office space on Level 1 of the terminal. This in turn will enable us to commence demolition of Aviation House adjacent to the existing arrivals and departures halls ahead of the next phase of construction.”
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