Six retailers will open new stores this month as the Adelaide Airport unveils the completed first section of its expansion project.
Penfolds Wine Bar and Kitchen, Boost Juice, Lego Kaboom, Airport Pharmacy, Soul Origin and Precinct Adelaide Kitchen will all open on February 26 at the terminal’s new retail concourse.
The newly constructed retail section, part of Adelaide Airport’s $165 million facelift, the first major expansion the airport has undertaken since it was opened in 2005, will be unveiled to the public next month.
The terminal expansion will see a complete refurbishment of retail areas, which would result in a more than 80 per cent increase in the overall size of the terminal’s retail and dining precinct across domestic and international areas.
Adelaide Airport said Penfolds and Maggie Beer will be among the iconic home-grown Australian brands and identities that will be part of the terminal’s new retail and dining offering, with the Penfolds in-airport concept the first of its kind globally.
The airport will also welcome popular local food brands Poh Ling Yeow and Callum Hann. Virgin Australia will be opening an expanded lounge offering for its customers.
International upgrades will include a second, longer baggage belt for arrivals, more space for emigration and immigration processing, expanded security screening, a larger duty-free precinct for arrivals and departures, and expanded dining and retail options.
Mark Young, Adelaide Airport managing director, said next month will see the first of several staged openings of the terminal expansion and refurbishment between now and the project’s completion at the end of 2021.
Young said in addition to the new retail areas, passengers will also start to see the relocation next month of airlines and regulatory bodies to a new office space on Level 1 of the terminal.
The next phase of construction will commence with the demolition of the Aviation House current arrivals and departures halls.