Perhaps one of the most exciting features to Canberra Airport’s AirVolution and to the city of Canberra is the new international terminal.
International facilities will include customs, immigration and quarantine facilities, plus dedicated transit lounges, baggage screening, processing and collecting points, money exchanges and duty free retail.
In a clever and flexible design move, the terminal’s departure lounges and aerobridges will be capable of switching from a domestic function to an international gate. Initially two gates of the existing 14 boarding gates will be dedicated for international flights with provisions for boarding gates to be increased to 20.
‘Going international’ is not only a benefit for the people of Canberra but for the entire region. From as far north and Wollongong to as far south as Albury, people will be able to enjoy the convenience of international flights right here in Canberra without the need to go through Sydney.
Canberra Airport is engaged in ongoing discussions with airlines in regard to the commencement of international services to and from Canberra. The decision on when to commence the operation of international services is one that lies entirely with the airlines. Passengers are encouraged to make their airline aware of their desire to fly internationally direct to and from Canberra.