Passengers using Wellington Airport can expect to be transferred to their aircraft during the billion-dollar overhaul.
The 20-year renovation will also include the airport to effectively switch its international and regional terminals.
The north terminal will be used for regional flights instead of current international flights, and the main terminal will be expanded south and redesigned to accommodate international and domestic flights.
The airport also confirmed the $ 31 million acquisition of Miramar Golf Course, as reported Things in August, with the land being used for additional aircraft parking.
* Airport offers to buy golf club
* Plans for pending runway extension
* Pending extension plans for six months
* The airport could have built a wall at the end of the runway
That agreement was confirmed on Monday, when the airport revealed its development plans in its master plan for 2040.
The entire renovation will cost more than $ 1 billion, with up to $ 800 million expected to be spent in the next eight years.
Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson said procuring the back of the golf course – used in the last nine holes – was the only practical answer to the diet for the ever-increasing number of passengers.
It expects 12 million people to use the airport every year by 2040, which is almost double the current annual value of 6.4 million.
"This effectively takes us to a new era at the airport."
Although it was theoretically possible to extend the international terminal to the north, road traffic and accommodation in the way of that extension meant that it was not practical, he said.
The airport would pay the golf club $ 10 million in advance to upgrade its existing nine holes when the contract was signed, with plans to develop on the acquired land between 2022 and 2024.
About 100 affected residents near the golf course were to be notified Monday of the development plans and asked for their feedback.
The three tenant, airport property on Coutts St will need to be repossessed to build a new airport fire station west of the present one.
Sanderson said the expansion of the terminal will start in the next five years, and will cause some disruption for passengers when work begins.
The expanded apron, which was to be built first, would provide space to park aircraft during the construction of new terminals, but would result in many passengers being anchored between their aircraft and the door.
Wellington Airport has revealed its expansion plans as part of its master plan for 2040.
"It's a pretty difficult phase, and there will be considerable firing as we actually build the terminal and make facilities available in the north and south."
The international terminal was struggling due to a lack of gates, and the standard of comfort had also fallen, Sanderson said.
"The master plan sets out a vision to meet the needs of travelers and airlines, but also provides new opportunities and opportunities for the city, region and New Zealand."
Annual out-of-airport flights are expected to increase from 85,000 to 105,000 by 2040.
There are no changes to the airport runway expansion plans, but a resource request for the project should be submitted next year.
WELLINGTON AIRPORT EXPANSION
- International and regional "rollover" terminals
- Main terminal extension
- Runway and thoroughfare improvements
- The air apron extended east
- The western apron has expanded for aviation operations
- New freight facilities
- Expanded loading center
- Modern fire station
- Flight facilities and restaurants moved