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Our terminal

New terminal picture

In April 2019, work was completed on a major terminal redevelopment, enhancing the customer experience at Tauranga Airport, one of the main gateways to the city and the region.

The redevelopment provided a new check-in area, open space seating, extended views to the runway, a new café and unique pieces of art, providing a welcoming space for passengers and visitors.

The previous terminal was originally constructed in 1967 and with some expansions and modifications, served Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty well for 50 years. The current terminal provides Tauranga with an internationally competitive regional airport, intending to meet capacity demands up to and beyond 2027.

Terminal design and facilities

The redevelopment saw the floor area of the terminal double from 1700m2 to 3800m2, allowing more space for passengers. This includes separate check-in and arrival areas and increased space for back of house operations, allowing for future upgrades and a new, larger Air New Zealand Regional Lounge.

The check-in area features state of the art check-in kiosks, a baggage drop belt and externally accessible courier and cargo office. 

Local Iwi were engaged and developed better welcoming and farewell messaging along with artwork that tells a story about some of the local iwi's history and culture. On arrival, passengers pass Maori artwork created by local artist Jason Porter before entering the terminal.

The terminal also features a mural by internationally acclaimed artist Mr G, honouring aviation hero Oscar Garden.

The terminal design was created and the development managed by Jasmax Tauranga, with Naylor Love Construction Ltd responsible for construction. 

Have a look around the terminal

New terminal - view from runwayNew terminal entrance

New terminal departure loungeNew terminal check-in

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