Travellers will benefit from more free car parking at the Dubbo City Regional Airport after the completion of the final stage of significant construction works.
A new dedicated hire car park will remove rental cars from the general parking area.
A 118-space hire car park will open on July 1.
Chairman of the Dubbo Regional Council Airport Committee Greg Mohr said construction of the car park road base and lighting is complete, while security systems are currently being installed.
Cr Mohr said landscaping would take place when the weather warms in early spring.
"These upgrades would benefit all users," he said.
"There has been a need for more parking and the construction of a dedicated hire car park was a logical step.
"It frees up more general parking and creates a dedicated space for rentals.
"The additional car parking spaces should make it quicker and easier for passengers to get a park at the airport."
Dubbo Regional Airport Operations Manager Jacki Parish said with the passenger growth the airport has had over the past five years the extra car parking space was long overdue.
"We now need that extra space for passengers to park and, fortunately, we had funding from the council and both state and federal government that has allowed us to provide the extra space," she said
"Our carpark has been at capacity for some time, and this is a logical way to address that issue.
"We have had a lot of rental cars using the public space and the fact we provide a specific space for them is a great move from a business perspective and for the passengers."
Cr Mohr said the new car park is one of many upgrades that will make Dubbo City Regional Airport one of the leading regional airports in Australia.
In 2018 the runway was strengthened, and new lighting installed, while the general aviation area was expanded to cope with increased demand.
The airport has also become a popular location for emergency services with the NSW Police and Rural Fire Service, both constructing training centres.
The Volunteer Rescue Association and State Emergency Service will have a joint-use facility, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service has increased its presence with its Multipurpose Aeromedical Aviation and Tourism Facility.
"There are tens of millions of dollars being invested into the airport, and the committee and council will continue to look at ways we can invest in this crucial amenity," councillor Mohr said.