Cost blowout: Airport terminal project cost doubles

Cost blowout: Airport terminal project cost doubles
Carrie Hurihanganui says a combination of factors drove the blow-out. (Image: Auckland Airport)
Ella Somers
The price tag on Auckland International Airport’s new domestic terminal has roughly doubled from last year’s suggested "$1 billion-plus" to $2.2 billion, the airport announced today.On top of that, the operator for New Zealand's main international gateway revealed that connecting the domestic and international terminals would cost an additional $1.7b, taking total redevelopment costs for the two terminals to $3.9b.The announcement sparked criticism from airlines, who complained about the impact on ticket prices once th...

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