Port Macquarie Airport opens first stage of terminal upgrade

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Port Macquarie Airport in New South Wales, Australia, has opened the first part of its A$10m (US$7m) expansion project, which includes an expanded departures lounge, new café, passenger screening, updated amenities, a dedicated car rental area, improved flight information displays, and wi-fi throughout.

Speaking to Port Macquarie News, Mayor Peta Pinson said, “To deliver such a wonderful asset to our community is just so thrilling.” Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams added, “It just demonstrates we are a regional city, and with that status, people expect to have first-class facilities from the day they walk off the airplane and that’s what they are going to get here in Port Macquarie.”

The upgrade is funded through a A$5m (US$3.5m) contribution from the state government, A$1.25m (US$870,000) from the federal government and up to A$3.625m (US$2.5m) from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

Work is continuing on stage two to deliver an expanded passenger check-in area and baggage claim carousel. Some temporary arrangements will be in place through to the end of 2019 to allow for stage two to be completed.

Watch a video showcasing the new terminal here.

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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