Million dollar upgrade complete at Timaru airport

A $1 million upgrade of Timaru's Richard Pearse Airport terminal has just been completed.

Timaru District mayor Damon Odey said the upgrade was needed, particularly after the move from servicing a 19-seater plane to having to support up to 50 passengers at once.

The upgrades to the terminal included a larger baggage collection area, upgraded check in desks, new seating, lighting and heating, more sockets and charging stations and free wifi.

"For an increasing number of business and leisure travellers it is also the first impression they get when they visit our district, and it wasn't a good one," Odey said.

"So we've worked hard to provide cleaner, more modern and comfortable surroundings with more options to plug in your laptop and get some work done with a coffee or just sit and admire the amazing alpine view."

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