A new retail concourse marks the first section of Adelaide Airport’s terminal expansion project to open.

Six new retailers – 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 per cent increase in the overall size of the terminal’s retail and dining precinct across domestic and international areas.

Adelaide Airport recently announced Penfolds and Maggie Beer will be among the iconic home-grown Australian brands and identities who will be part of the terminal’s new retail and dining offering, with the Penfolds in-airport concept the first of its kind globally.

The airport will also welcome popular local food identities Poh Ling Yeow and Callum Hann, who will each bring their own special flavours to the new look dining precinct.

Virgin Australia will be opening an expanded lounge offering an exciting new experience for its customers.

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.

Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said the presence of a number of iconic South Australian brands as well as the ultimate location of the Vickers Vimy aircraft on the ground floor of the expanded terminal 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,” Mr 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 allow us to commence demolition of Aviation House adjacent [to] the current arrivals and departures halls ahead of the next phase of construction.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as these construction works continue. We recognise there is some unavoidable disruption for travellers in the short term, but we think the end result will be exciting for all of our customers.”

A time lapse of construction is available here.

Feature image design and visual by Landini Associates.

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