Cairns Airport T2 Domestic Terminal Upgrade on Track

Cairns Airport’s T2 Domestic Terminal Upgrade marked a trio of milestones last week with the opening of Portuguese food favourite Oporto, new boarding gates, and an innovative new airport concept, a Quiet Room. The developments are the latest additions to the Airport’s T2 Upgrade project.

Jalapeno Bites and Otropo Burgers are just a sample of the new delights awaiting passengers at Oporto. With its authentic Portuguese and Australian influenced fare, Oporto has opened alongside a new look Hungry Jacks and is proving a winner with travellers.

Oporto’s opening is the first of the new dining concepts to be unveiled as part of the T2 Domestic Terminal Upgrade. HMSHost operate Oporto and CEO David Mackay, said he was thrilled to continue the journey with Cairns Airport and the local Cairns community.

“We are proud to bring this Aussie favourite to the airport and introduce Oporto to all international and local passengers in Tropical North Queensland.”

CEO of Cairns Airport Norris Carter said he was excited with the progress of the T2 Domestic Terminal Upgrade, and that the development was all on track for completion in the second half of 2020.

“Oporto’s new dining concept with its lively Portuguese influence, is just one of the many new aspects of the upgrade that will enhance the experience of passengers in our terminal. This is a first Oporto for Cairns and the first of the new food offerings in the Departures Lounge.”

Oporto’s opening last week coincided with the opening of new boarding gates 18 and 19 and a new Quiet Room for passengers to access.

The Quiet Room is as a place for passengers looking for a calm area to wait and is designed to support those travellers who may have hidden disabilities. The Quiet Room is located at the
top of the escalator to the right.

The next phase of the upgrade, The Pier Bar will open next week.