To be completed in 2026 the new Palmerston North Airport terminal will ensure operational and seismic resilience while future proofing the terminal for growth and industry change.
The proposed $40 million terminal at Palmerston North Airport will be comprised of three functional areas. The main function of the new terminal’s western wing will be to accommodate the safe transfer of check-in baggage to aircraft. Airline offices for front of house and ground handling team members, and a cargo acceptance area will also be provided for in this wing. Should passenger and bag screening be mandated by Central Government in the future, the Western wing will also accommodate Aviation Security Services and the equipment necessary to X-ray and inspect checked-in bags.
The double-height central portion of the terminal will include airline check-in, departure lounge areas, café, retail, rental car operators, a meeting room and Palmerston North Airport terminal operations offices. Passenger screening will also occur here should that be required.
The Eastern end of the terminal will accommodate arriving passengers, bag reclaim and bathroom facilities.
An airside corridor will extend the full length of the terminal providing weather protection for embarking and disembarking passengers.
Construction will be staged over two phases. The first phase is due to commence in mid 2024 and the second phase in 2025. Construction is expected to be completed by mid 2026.