Queensland Airports Limited: Gold Coast Airport terminal expansion scheduled to open in 2022

    Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) stated (11-Oct-2021) construction of the Gold Coast Airport terminal expansion continues to move ahead, scheduled to open in 2022. The three level 30,000 square metre terminal expansion, which will double the floor size of the existing terminal, includes four glass aerobridges, additional retail space and a large departure lounge. Work on the building’s exterior is well-progressed and the focus has now turned to fitting out key internal areas and completing infrastructure to support the aerobridges, with installation to start later in 2021. Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills stated: “The terminal expansion will connect seamlessly with the existing terminal, via a system that swings between domestic and international passenger arrivals and departures”. Australia‘s Government has contributed more than AUD8 million (USD5.9 million) to the terminal expansion. The terminal design reflects the natural environment and the relaxed nature of the region is echoed in the forecourt and plaza area, with timber decking and an open structure close to the Rydges Gold Coast Airport hotel. Mr Mills said the terminal expansion was central to the ongoing development of the Gold Coast Airport precinct, with approximately AUD500 million (USD366.9 million) worth of work recently delivered, underway or in the pipeline. The terminal expansion will have created about 2000 jobs across three years when it is completed, with up to 200 workers onsite during peak construction times.

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