Work starts at Queenstown Airport

Construction has begun on the new international terminal at Queenstown Airport, a project which will expand the current building footprint by a third in time for next winter.

Queenstown. Photo: TNZ
The 4,080sqm addition to the southern end of the terminal will double the size of the airport’s international operations.

While the outer shell will be completed by June 2015, the interior will be developed in three stages with a new international arrival and departure lounges, a customs area, airside retail stores, baggage claim and handling areas, covered walkway, and office space making up stage one. The changes will allow the airport to process up to 1,000 passengers per hour compared to the current 480.