Darwin Airport to Invest in Infrastructure Development

13 October 2010 (Last Updated October 13th, 2010 18:30)

Darwin International Airport in Australia will invest A$100m ($98.4m) to upgrade its airport facilities over the next ten years, following the signing of a new aviation pricing agreement with Qantas Group. The investment will also include A$33.5m ($32.9m) to expand Darwin's existing te

Darwin International Airport in Australia will invest A$100m ($98.4m) to upgrade its airport facilities over the next ten years, following the signing of a new aviation pricing agreement with Qantas Group.

The investment will also include A$33.5m ($32.9m) to expand Darwin's existing terminal over the next two years to enhance its passenger capacity.

The expansion will include a 35% increase in terminal floor space, expansion of the western side of the airport and a bigger international departures area.

The upgraded terminal will enable transfer passengers to arrive on one flight and connect to another within 100m.

Darwin Airport chief executive Ian Kew said that the airport had reached a long-term price agreement with Qantas Group about airport charges to facilitate the terminal expansion.