Halfway through its three year $350m 'AirVolution' program, Canberra Airport now has a new terminal, more parking and a better road approach.
Three new glass-walled aerobridges will serve Qantas aircraft while Virgin Blue and Tiger operate from the original terminal (top right).
The two-level U-shaped roadway splits departures and arrivals onto separate decks.
The checkin hall including self-service Qantas kiosks â€“ the Next-Generation Checkin facilities are due mid-2012.
Colour coding is used to sublty guide and reassure passengers: red for departures, yellow for arrivals and green for information.
The bookstore reportedly has twice as many politically-themed books compared to other airport stores!
Head upstairs to escape into the all-new Qantas Club, Business Lounge or Chairmanâ€™s Lounge (don't forget to check out our gallery of the first two lounges).
The overall feel of the airport is light, bright, airy and spacious. And it still has that wonderful 'new airport' aroma (like a new car smell, but more expensive).
Departure gates continue the red theme with markings and highlights
An aerobridge with glass walls? Well, why not..?
The exit to baggage claim is marked with green arrows...
... while the exit area picks up the yellow 'arrivals' cue.
And just in case you don't get that yellow means arrivals, there's a massive lightwall to drive the point home.
Up next: the old Qantas terminal (far right) will be demolished to make way for a mirror image of the new terminal in 2012 to serve Tiger, Virgin Blue and maybe others too...
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