Airport terminal transformation begins


Last week saw the start of construction works to improve passenger flow and refurbish the Port Hedland International Airport terminal.

Mayor Kelly Howlett said works will occur during the evenings to limit disruption to passengers and staff during the renovation period.

“The renovations will improve the terminal amenity and ease passenger congestion,” she said.

“As with any construction project, there will be minor inconveniences to passengers, and we ask for everyone’s patience during this period.

“With all construction happening outside of flight operating times, disruption will be minimised as much as possible.

“Starting today, the arrivals toilets will be closed for the next three weeks and passengers are asked to use the departures toilet while works take place.

“From mid-July works will commence to expand the departures lounge, refurbish the departures area toilets, replace the café flooring and improve the international departures lounge.

“Once the renovations are complete, the entire terminal and outside café area will become a non-smoking zone.”

The schedule of works is as follows:



Impact to passengers

Arrivals area toilet

18 June - early July

Closed to public - departures toilets to be used

Cafe - external area

14 July - early August

Closed to public - additional seating offered in terminal

International area

21 July - end July

No impact

Departure lounge

22 July - end July

No impact

Departures area toilet

23 July - mid August

Closed to public - arrivals toilets to be used

Cafe - inside area

28 July - early August

Closed in stages for new flooring - food and beverage service to be maintained

The Town will provide regular updates on renovation works and we thank passengers and staff for their patience.

For more information on the redevelopment program, please visit the airport website at