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New Nelson Airport Terminal
Nelson Airport has released its plans for a $32m terminal redevelopment, which will begin later this year. The project will take approximately 24 months to complete in a staged programme with over half of the new build able to occur on a green field site. The new terminal will cater for growth projections out to 2035, when 1.4m passengers a year are forecast to pass through the facility.
Nelson Airport Chief Executive Rob Evans says the project will greatly enhance the customer experience with more space for seating, airline lounges, toilets, new retail spaces and increased car parking. Airlines have welcomed the upgrade to improve the current terminal facilities, which have become stretched over recent years. The current terminal was constructed in 1974 and with some modifications has served the region well for the past 42 years. In the last financial year 865,000 passengers passed through the terminal, which also created a big increase in people meeting and dropping off friends and family.