19 June 2024

Christchurch Airport has unveiled plans for a major upgrade of its terminal for the first time since it opened in 2013.

Plans for a major upgrade of Christchurch Airport were officially unveiled at an event at the airport on Wednesday.

Christchurch Airport chief strategy and stakeholder officer Michael Singleton said he was confident the airport would see enough patronage to justify the planned upgrades.

Since the airport's opening more than a decade ago, more than 50 million visitors had come through the terminal.

Although Singleton could not confirm the total cost of the project, he estimated it would be in the "millions".

The upgrade would include 12 new eateries, new retail spaces, upgraded bathrooms, a new parent's room, a remodelled food court and a large children's play area.

It would also include more self-service kiosks and interactive screens.

[Read on: New shops, eateries in Christchurch Airport upgrade | RNZ News]

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