In South Australia, Adelaide Airport is considered to be the main and is also recognized as their fifth most active airport, which has served to an average of more than seven million passengers in the year end of 2012. It is strategically located near the West Beach which is just about 6 km from the city center, is managed by the Adelaide Airport Ltd. The airport has already received countless awards and recognitions since they were formally became operational in the year 2005.
In the year 1921, in Hendon, the aerodrome was first constructed to be the first airport in Adelaide. The facility was used to service mails to Sydney and Adelaide, and gradually, the need for aviation had grown which eventually started its construction and in 1954, flights were formally inaugurated.Parking
The Adelaide Airport provides a state of the art short-term parking available to serve 1,650 vehicles all at the same time. But should you need to park for more than a day, they also have the long-term parking service that you can take advantage of. They also have an exclusive parking for persons with disability which are located on six areas of each floor. All of these are payable in cash or by using your credit cards.Flights
Adelaide Airport caters to regional, domestic, international, and even chartered flights, Airlines such as Cobham, Regional Express, Alliance, Sharp Airlines, Air South, and Qantas Link flies regionally, while Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tiger Airways, and Jet Star flies to domestic locations. International destinations are taken off by Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and the Emirates. And several other airlines handled the chartered flights.Services
Having the most up to date passenger amenities, Adelaide Airport has almost everything a passenger will ever need in his travel. Shopping, dining, banking, internet access, medical services, baggage storage lockers, are all available to serve your needs. Their ever-approachable airport representatives are more than willing to assist you in all your necessities. They are usually in their burgundy jackets.Banking and Currency Exchange
Adelaide Airport has Travelex stores inside the terminal. It is open all days of the year for all passengers departing and arriving at the airport, and is capable in exchanging more than 50 key foreign currencies. Travelex are usually situated near the customs.Baggage Storage Lockers
For travelers who may have brought in too much baggage, Adelaide Airport provides a baggage storage locker service to accommodate your excess belongings. It is located around the offices of car rentals on the ground floor of the parking area. Locker rates vary depending on the volume of your luggage.Medical Assistance
Some unexpected incidents happen in unexpected places. Good thing at Adelaide Airport, there are first aid facilities and professionally trained staffs that are ready to help passengers whether they became sick or accidentally injured while at the airport’s vicinity. And in a little less than 1 km, the assistance of the South Australian Ambulance can be expected. Likewise, the airport paramedics are ready on call.Children and Personal
We all know that waiting for your boarding time call easily get children bored. That’s why Adelaide Airport came up with the children’s play area to entertain the kids while doing so. The Children’s play area is along with the Hudson’s Coffee. Adult companions may just relax while having coffee and knowing as they watch the kids, that they are secured and enjoying as well.Shopping and Dining
Making the most out of our travel is what everyone wanted. And to perfectly savor each trip, Adelaide Airport will let you enjoy a wide variety of shopping items, from chocolates, wines, clothes, accessories, shoes, and other things you’ll surely love. And when your tummy says “it’s time to shop for me” time, a wide range of cafés and restaurants are just waiting to fill your hungry stomachs. So when you are at the Adelaide Airport, you know that everything will be worry-free.