Cairns Airport has announced the line-up of 13 new food and beverage outlets that will go into the new A$55m (US$39m) upgraded T2 domestic terminal, including some local favorites such as Ochre, Rattle n Hum, The Pier Bar and Café China.
The new outlets, in addition to Hudson’s Café and Bar that opened in 2018, will give passengers more choice and showcase the best of Tropical North Queensland produce.
Some of the other well-known national favorites include Oporto, Bistrot, Industry One and Macchinetta Café, that will have outlets in both the Departures and Arrival halls.
Tracey Groves, Cairns Airport chief commercial officer, said, “We’ve been working on understanding the needs of our passengers and visitors and are confident this new line-up will enhance the customer experience in the domestic terminal.
“The terminal upgrade will create a fantastic sense of place and offer our passengers a wonderful dining and shopping experience. The new look terminal will allow passengers to extend their tourism experience from the moment they land to the time they take off, creating enduring memories of their experience here. We hope they can take a little piece of Tropical North Queensland home with them.
“Passengers will enjoy a vibrant, modern dining experience and there will be something for everyone from modern international cuisine to local favorites and fast food. There will be real choice and a first-class airport experience.”
The new food and beverage outlets will be managed by food and beverage operators Host and Red Rock.
The redevelopment will employ in excess of 350 workers during the construction phase and will lead to an additional 150 ongoing jobs in the terminal across the new food, beverage and retail outlets.