Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker
Auckland Airport in New Zealand is to build a NZ$300m (US$188m) transportation center in front of its international terminal and automate its baggage handling process to reduce transfer times.
The Transport Hub, to be built in the footprint of the main international parking lot, has been designed to enable traffic to flow through its ground floor. Two traffic lanes will enter from Ray Emery Drive into an undercover pick-up and drop-off area with a short, covered walkway into the terminal. Built to double height, the ground floor of the four-story building will accommodate buses as well as cars; the upper floors will feature smart car parking, electric vehicle charging stations and office spaces, all designed to meet the Parksmart green parking building standard.
Along with the Transport Hub, the airport will invest NZ$185m (US$115m) in enabling works for its combined international and domestic terminal and other projects.