Nelson Airport, on New Zealand’s South Island, has completed its redevelopment with the creation of a new terminal, a new road leading to the terminal and new parking facilities for rental vehicles.
The new terminal will cater for growth projections to 2035, when 1.4 million passengers a year are forecast to pass through the facility.
According to Nelson Airport chief executive Rob Evans, the project will enhance the customer experience, with new airline lounges, toilets, new retail spaces, more space for seating, and increased car parking.
Evans said, “We’ve used the latest industry best-practice techniques to determine how this facility works for passengers and operators, and as a result have created a plan that will see every element of the airport design improved.
“Visually it will be magnificent; locally sourced timber products, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious open plan style and a unique roof design will all work in harmony to make this space feel very special and reflect the beauty of the region.”
The terminal design is modular and flexible, so that it can be easily scaled up in future if demand exceeds that projected. It will also feature a much more intuitive layout for passengers.