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Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Perth Airport.

No, Perth Airport is not operated by a government department.  In July 1997, Perth Airport Pty Ltd took up a 99-year leasehold interest over Perth Airport as part of the first phase of the privatisation of airports in Australia. Perth Airport Pty Ltd has since operated the airport and its 2,105 hectare estate.

Perth Airport owns and operates Terminal 1 (T1) International, T1 Domestic, T2 Domestic and T3 Domestic. The Qantas Domestic Terminal (T4) is owned and operated independently of Perth Airport by the Qantas Group.

Terminal  Services
T1 International All international services 
T1 Domestic Virgin Australia (interstate and some regional services)
T2 Domestic Alliance Airlines
Tigerair (interstate services)
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (most regional services) 
T3 Domestic Qantas (some regional services)
Jetstar (interstate services)
T4 Domestic Qantas (interstate and some regional services)

By using a simple numbering system for each terminal, the airport is now consistent with the convention used by other multi-terminal airports around the world.

A terminal transfer bus operates every 20 minutes between the T1/T2 precinct and T3/T4 precinct.

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Perth Airport is the principal international, domestic and regional gateway to Western Australia for commercial aircraft and freight, and is one of Australia's closest airports to South East Asia, Europe and Africa.

Perth Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Australia in terms of passenger traffic, and operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week throughout the year.

Transperth operates bus services to and from Perth Airport’s terminals. Route 380 runs to and from T1 and T2, and Route 40 operates to and from T3 and T4.

The Forrestfield-Airport Link is a new train line that will improve connections to and from Perth Airport. Construction will begin in 2016 with the first trains running on the line in 2020.

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Only 12 kilometres from the heart of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, Perth Airport is part of a 2,105 hectare estate with sufficient capacity to expand and meet projected commercial aviation demands for the next 40 years and beyond.

Perth Airport is a major employment centre within the Perth metropolitan area, supporting more than 17,800 jobs including 12,570 full-time aviation employees and contributing an estimated $2.61 billion to Gross Regional Product (GRP). These figures are projected to increase to more than 42,000 jobs and a GRP contribution of $7.04 billion by 2034.

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Perth Airport has two runways:

  1. The main runway 03/21 - 3,444 metres in length and 45 metres wide
  2. The cross-runway 06/24 - 2,163 metres in length and 45 metres wide.

Both runways can accommodate regular operations by wide-bodied aircrafts. The main runway 03/21 can also accommodate the Airbus A380.

The construction of the new runway has been brought forward to meet demand in the near future and important early stage planning for the project is well progressed.

The new runway will be 2,700 metres long and 45 metres wide, running parallel to the existing main runway and located between the current International Terminal (T1) and Abernethy Road.

Consistent with the Perth Airport Master Plan 2014, a new runway is scheduled for completion within the decade, subject to demand during the period.

A total of 141,256 aircraft movement occurred at Perth Airport in 2014/15.

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There are 19 international and 12 domestic and regional airlines that operate at Perth Airport, connecting travellers to more than 110 destinations around Australia and overseas.

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Approximately 13.984 million passengers travelled through Perth Airport during the 2014 / 15 financial year, an increase of 0.2% on the year prior (13.961 million passengers).

Domestic passenger numbers dropped from approximately 9.84 million during the 2013 / 14 financial year to 9.79 million passengers during 2014 / 15 financial year. International passenger numbers increased from 4.118.million during the 2013 / 14 financial year to more than 4.194 million during 2014 / 15 financial year.

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