Sydney Airport is continuing its quest to take Terminal 2 from drab to fab – at least the airside portion of the terminal – with renovations designed to make T2 lighter, brighter and better for travellers.
Portions of the terminal – primarily used by Virgin Australia and Jetstar, along with regional airlines – will be expanded and redesigned to create 'dwell areas' with upgraded flooring, columns, lighting, ceiling finishes and contemporary furniture.
Expect more natural light, too, along with 'enhanced wayfinding' to improve passenger flows and sightlines replaces crowds and clutter.
There'll also be ten new retail tenancies plus 'significant upgrades to key bathroom amenities' throughout the terminal.
The works are expected to be finished by the end of 2018.
Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather says this latest round of refurbs "will deliver a consistent look and feel across the terminal, with a greater sense of space and light," and follows "fantastic feedback" about the terminal's casual dining precinct.
Several of Terminal 2's food outlets have become increasingly popular with business travellers following the introduction of a $36 food and drink credit for Priority Pass cardholders.
Many Australian Business Traveller readers who have access to the nearby Virgin Australia lounge – due to flying in business class or holding Velocity Platinum or Gold status – tell us that Movida has become their go-to for a preflight meal, before heading back to the lounge to tackle some work before wheels-up.