Cairns Airport is upgrading its domestic terminal to accommodate increasing passenger traffic and provide travellers with a world-class airport experience.
Expanding to 10,000 square metres, the departures hall will boast additional seating and an improved layout, simplifying navigation of the terminal for passengers. An additional 2,000 square meters of dining and retail options will also be devoted to showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland to the world.
This $55 million upgrade will generate more than 300 jobs during the construction phase and another 150 permanent jobs on completion, contributing to the strength of the local economy. Cairns Airport is the seventh busiest by passenger movements in Australia, and the second busiest regional centre behind the Gold Coast.
Work on the project will commence in August with completion set for 2020.