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Expansion at Australian regional airport

Newcastle Airport, on Australia’s east coast, is undergoing a A$14.5million terminal expansion.ITA-Hero-terminal-landside-July-14

Construction of a new arrivals hall, upgrading of the terminal exterior and expansion of international customs, immigration and quarantine facilities has started.

This work is scheduled to be finished in early 2015.

Stage two of the project will include refurbished check-in and departure sections, Passenger-statistics-2013as well as additional shops, food outlets and expanded terminal waiting areas.

It is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

A record 1,198,312 passengers passed through Newcastle Airport in 2013 – a 1.4% increase over the previous year.

In January, Newcastle will host part of the Asian Cup football tournament, which will be the biggest sporting event in Asia.

The 23-day Asian Cup is expected to bring 45,000 visitors to Australia.

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* Photo courtesy Newcastle Airport

About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

2 Comments on Expansion at Australian regional airport

  1. Good news, it definitely looks like an underdeveloped regional airport atm. Be good if they include a qantas lounge as part of the expansion


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