Adelaide Airport (ADL)
Facilities and Services
(Adelaide, South Australia - SA, Australia)
Within its new single terminal building, Adelaide Airport (ADL) certainly exceeds passenger expectations when it comes to facilities and amenities. Whether you are shopping for duty free or looking for a real taste of fine Aussie tucker, you won't be disappointed with the resident offerings.
Adelaide Airport boasts a team of dedicated 'Ambassadors', which can be easily spotted by their distinctive dark-red uniforms. Their sole purpose is to answer your questions, direct you and help make your visit trouble-free, whether you are a passengers waiting to board your plane, or waiting for your loved ones to fly in. These Ambassadors tend to be based on the Ground Floor (at baggage reclaim) and on Level 2 (near the check-in hall).
Tel: +61 (0)8 8308 9276 (general information)
Tel: +61 (0)8 8308 9276 (travellers' services)
On Level 0, the Travellers' Services desk may also be of interest, with staff being able to arrange cheap accommodation, sightseeing tours and transfers.
Shops, Duty-Free and Retail Outlets
There is certainly no shortage of shops at Adelaide Airport, with more than 20 to choose between. Most are based on Level 2 and include the likes of Australian Way, Bijoux Terner, Coopers General Store, Icons of South Australia, Juicebox, Kaboom, Netkiosk, NewsLink, Purely Australian, Purely Merino, Relay and Rolling Luggage. Passengers wishing to max out on their tax-free shopping allowance should leave time to visit Duty Free Stores Australia, where you can buy everything from cosmetics, perfumes and electrical goods, to cigarettes and liquor.
Bars, Cafés and Restaurants
With just over a dozens eateries and bars, many passengers choose to arrive early, so that they can enjoy a leisurely meal before takeoff. For a quick bite, Hungry Jacks, the Hudsons Cafe and Dreamy Donuts are all safe bets. At the other end of the spectrum, the Icons of South Australia restaurant is all about fine dining and regional wines. For a light bite and a pint of beer, the Coopers Ale House will more than suffice, while for a cappuccino, espresso or latte, Hudsons Coffee, Cibo Espresso and Grinders Coffee all vie for your custom.
Currency Exchange and Banking Facilities
There are no less than three Travelex outlets at the airport, offering the change to exchange or purchase more than 50 different currencies. If you are simply in need of some Aussie dollars, then the ANZ cashpoints may well suffice, being located on both the Ground Floor and Level 2.
Wireless access to the Internet is supplied by Internode and allows visitors with laptops to log onto the World Wide Web with ease, by simply using a 'guest' login. Alternatively, there are ten Internet kiosks situated near Hungry Jack's. These can be operated by either coin or credit card.
Terminal 1 at Adelaide Airport is considered to be disabled-friendly, as are the car parks and adjoining pathways. If required, airline staff can assistance you throughout your journey, through the border agencies, although prior notice is expected (preferably 48 hours), so that you can fully discuss your needs. Of note, guide dogs are always welcomed.
Other facilities include first aid and medical facilities, numerous public telephones accepting both change and phone cards, tourist information and baby changing rooms. Children can let off steam is their very own play area, located alongside Hudson's Coffee, meaning that you can enjoy a drink whilst supervising their play. Lockers in various sizes are to be found next to the car rental offices. If you are of a religious persuasion, then you may like to make use of the Prayer Room on Level 2.