The expansion of the Adelaide Airport terminal is well underway as six new retailers open their doors, indicating the continued growth of South Australia’s largest airport.
Penfolds Wine Bar and Kitchen, Boost Juice, Lego Kaboom, Airport Pharmacy, Soul Origin, and Precinct Adelaide Kitchen have started trading opposite gates 15-16.
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.
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.
Virgin Australia will open an expanded lounge offering an exciting new experience for its customers in April.
The airline will vacate the current lounge from tomorrow to allow for construction works and has set up a temporary ‘Summer Pop Up’ lounge in the new retail precinct.
Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said it was exciting to see the hard work and years of planning starting to come to fruition.
“We think brands like Penfolds and later Maggie Beer will make Adelaide Airport a destination both for travellers and for South Australians looking for a unique dining and food experience,” Mr Young said.
“The presence 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.”
In addition to the new retail areas, the offices of airlines and other Aviation House tenants have also relocated to new office space on Level 1 of the terminal with demolition of Aviation house to commence in March.