WATCH: Construction ramps up at Gold Coast Airport as virtual flythrough footage released

Gold Coasters have been given a first look inside the Gold Coast Airport’s southern terminal expansion.

A virtual reality flythrough released by the airport today shows what passengers will see as they arrive into the terminal, including aerobridges, a duty free retail space and a landscaped forecourt area just steps from the new Rydges hotel.

Construction is well underway on the site, with two nine-tonne tower cranes installed over the past two weekends as the foundation works near completion.


The new cranes join one already in place at the precinct as part of construction for the Rydges hotel, which is also advancing with the fifth floor being poured this week and the building expected to top-out before Christmas.

Queensland Airports Limited Chief Executive Officer Chris Mills said the company was firmly in the delivery phase for the terminal, which is on track to open in 2021.

“There is around $500 million in work currently underway and 1500 jobs will be created during construction of the southern terminal expansion alone – in addition to those generated at the hotel,” he said.

“These cranes send a signal to visitors, airline partners, residents and investors that Gold Coast Airport is on the move. These projects will transform the gateway to the Gold Coast and northern NSW.”

See the virtual reality flythrough footage and find out more about the southern terminal expansion in the video below: