Major freight developments

There's a lot going on at the airport, including developing new facilities for the airlines, freight and logistics companies which bring in 80% of the South Island's parcel and air freight.

The current programme of work will next year provide new distribution facilities for CourierPost and Freightways. To pave the way for these facilities, a new freight apron and associated taxiway are under construction.

The total site area of 15 hectares has been cleared to enable this programme of work, and the construction of taxiway and apron, approximately 18,700m2, is underway, with completion scheduled for June 2016.

The development of bespoke facilities for CourierPost and Freightways is also under construction. The airport company is providing CourierPost with a facility comprising of 1,100m2 of offices and 13,300m2  of warehouse and canopies.  Freightways is being provided with a facility comprising of 1,950m2 of offices, plus 11,200m2 of warehouse and canopies. Both facilities are scheduled for completion in February 2017.

To facilitate this big project, and after more than a decade of planning, consultation, discussion and hearings, the part of Avonhead Road which runs through the centre of this development closed on June 1.

Grays Road from the Avonhead Road corner to the intersection of George Bellew Road will also cease to be a legal road, but you will still be able to watch planes from the area near the corner of Avonhead and Grays Roads, while we consider future possibilities.