Adelaide Plans New Terminal and More as Master Plan is Released

12 May 2009 (Last Updated May 12th, 2009 18:30)

Australia's Adelaide Airport has released its master plan up until November 2014, outlining the building of a new multi-user integrated terminal with associated aviation infrastructure in aprons, taxiways, state-of-the-art hydrant refuelling system. The airport hopes to shape its o

Australia's Adelaide Airport has released its master plan up until November 2014, outlining the building of a new multi-user integrated terminal with associated aviation infrastructure in aprons, taxiways, state-of-the-art hydrant refuelling system.

The airport hopes to shape its operations to maintain its standing as the principal gateway into the state and the plan has been drawn up taking the current national and international climate into account.

It says it expects international passenger movements to grow from 485,000 in 2007 to 2008 to 618,000 by 2013/2014 and by over a million by 2028/2029, and hence wants to increase capacity to cater to growth.

It has also seen an increase in charter activity in the last few years – another area it says needs to be addressed.

Existing runways were found to be adequate to cater to growth, however, more infrastructure is required.

The plan, according to a report on news service ABC, shows a new terminal on the site of the old domestic terminal which has been out of use for some time, a plaza forecourt outside the existing terminal and a multi-level car park catering to 1,500 cars. A hotel is also included.

No dates have been set out for construction as yet, with airport officials saying plans are still on the drawing board.