Airport News

Airport News

Port Stephens Council has approved an AU$80m (£53.9m) expansion project at Newcastle Airport that will more than double the size of the existing terminal and increase capacity to five million passengers annually.

The project will also include infrastructure to allow for international flights such as permanent immigration, customs and quarantine facilities; improved traffic management on the airport site; and a dedicated passenger pick up area.

Newcastle Airport has applied for AU$10m (£6.7m) from the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund (HIIF) which, if successful, will contribute to phase one of the terminal expansion. 

The expansion will be staged to ensure changing passenger demands are met. Phase one will see a change in the layout of the terminal; the implementation of a ‘swing gate’, allowing domestic flights one day and international the next; expansion of the arrivals area; and infrastructure appropriate for international arrivals and departures, such as customs and quarantine rooms. 

At the completion of phase one, assessments will be made as to when the next stage will begin. The redevelopment will allow the airport to seek services to other international destinations, such as New Zealand, for which there is significant demand. 

The redevelopment will provide the infrastructure needed for Newcastle Airport to be a global transport hub and significant alternate gateway into New South Wales.