18 January 2011
Attention all travellers! The international terminal’s revamped airside retail hub awaits you.
It’s taken the better part of a year, but the area located in the international departures area has been transformed into a place to relax – and partake in some world-class retail therapy.
Favourites such as JR Duty Free, DFS Duty Free, Adidas and Artport have been refurbished and are now joined by high-class brands including Apple, Swatch, Moët and Chandon, MAC Cosmetics and Icebreaker.
The hub was officially opened in December at a special ceremony that saw Auckland’s Mayor Len Brown and Associate Transport Minister Nathan Guy unveil ‘Pou Manawa’ – the tree-like structure and centrepiece of the area.
Architecturally designed, Pou Manawa stands nine metres high and its billowing canopy, featuring a cycle of different colours, covers a fabric surface area of 577 square metres.
General manager of retail and commercial Adrian Littlewood says the installation will become a memorable feature for everyone who passes through the airport.