Canberra Airport has recently unveiled a sleek design plan for its new international terminal as the airport prepares to welcome its first international flights in September. Designed by architect Guida Moseley Brown, the government has allocated US$13.7 million for the construction of the project, which is developed under Canberra Firm Construction Control and is predicted to be completed in 18 weeks. The airport is slated to welcome Singapore Airlines as its first international flight on September 21.
Incorporated in the design is a sophisticated, state-of-the-art departure lounge, which will offer plenty of options for passengers looking to kill time before their flight, from a bar, a cafe, phone charging points, and duty free shopping. Business travelers will be able to make use of the lounge’s separate business and media zones and private meeting rooms, as well as a variety of seating options that range from formal business-oriented spaces to social and private spaces. The 2,750 square meter space will be able to accommodate up to 600 passengers departing from Canberra Airport on international flights.
“We are actually breaking the rules here. Normally lounges like this are done by airlines for their VIP travellers, but in Canberra we are doing it and we are doing it for every international passenger flying out of Canberra,” said Canberra Airport managing director Stephen Byron. “The existing terminal, which we designed, was made very light, airy and open. The international zones will continue that theme, with lots of volume in the ceilings, lot of natural light, very clear and easy and navigation through them. Technology is a big focus on the new fit-out. The passport control facilities will be state-of-the-art and for the arrivals there will be new technology that hasn’t been used in other airports in Australia so far. That’s developing as well.”
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