There is no overlooking the benefits a well-designed, effective Airport provides to a city and soon, passengers travelling to and from Rotorua Airport will arrive at a fully refurbished terminal.
Rotorua Airport recently revealed details of its plans for the site, which will include the redevelopment of the fire station and complete refurbishment of the original terminal. Both were first developed in 1963.
As the gateway to the city and region, Rotorua Airport makes a major contribution to the Rotorua accommodation sector. The upgrades provide an opportunity to create the best possible first impression for visitors to Rotorua, encouraging them to to stay longer in the city.
The new airport developments incorporate unique Maori designs and take inspiration from the Rotorua landscape, in particular the surrounding lakes and Mokoia Island. The aim of the design is to showcase Rotorua, putting the place at the heart of the building.
Rotorua Airport provides a significant contribution to tourism expenditure in the area. As the numbers of people choosing to visit and stay in Rotorua continue to rise, it is important that as the gateway to the city, the airport provides a welcoming, memorable experience.
Construction is due to begin in early 2017, with full completion of the upgrade expected in late 2019.