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Low Cost Carrier Welcomes SA’s Modern New Facility


On the eve of the official opening of Adelaide’s new multi-million dollar terminal facility, Australia’s award winning low cost carrier, Virgin Blue, has expressed its excitement and enthusiasm for the sleek new facility.

Virgin Blue has worked in close consultation with Adelaide Airport to develop its own area in the terminal, which will have ten check-in counters, eight self service kiosks, five boarding gates and over 1,000 square metres of office space.

Virgin Blue has also committed to opening its first corporate lounge at Adelaide Airport in 2006 for the convenience of Virgin Blue’s increasing number of business travellers.

Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey said, “We congratulate the Adelaide Airport team in taking the new terminal facility from concept to fantastic reality.”

He continued, “ Adelaide has gone from having one of the oldest airports in the country to having the best in the country, and we are confident Virgin Blue Guests will appreciate both the modern look of the airport and its aerobridges and the enhanced facilities on offer.”

The opening of the new terminal will also provide tourists with an impressive gateway to the South Australian capital and the famous surrounding wine regions.

Virgin Blue will join in the celebrations over the coming days (Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9), which will include:

The official opening of the new terminal on Friday, to be attended by the Prime Minister, local VIP’s and Adelaide Airport dignitaries.

Open Days on Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm, where Virgin Blue team members will be on hand to provide face painting and answer questions about Virgin Blue.

The general public having the opportunity to walk through a Virgin Blue jet aircraft at the Open Day on Sunday and experience the new glass aerobridges firsthand.

Mix 102.3FM broadcasting live from the Virgin Blue area from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday.

The Adelaide 36ers basketball team being Virgin Blue’s special Guests from midday to 1pm on Sunday, where they will meet and greet fans and sign autographs.

Virgin Blue will begin using the new terminal facility from Tuesday, October 18 2005 but until then operations will continue as normal at the existing terminal. Virgin Blue is urging people travelling from Adelaide Airport this weekend to leave plenty of time to get to the airport in case the festivities cause any traffic delays.