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Runway works

Safety is the priority at Perth Airport, and upgrades and regular maintenance are essential to ensure continued safe operations.

Perth Airport has a two-runway system. The main runway is 3,444 metres in length, runs north/south, and is referred to as runway 03/21. The cross runway is 2,163 metres in length, runs north east/south west, and is referred to as runway 06/24.

Perth Airport is investing $36 million to upgrade its infrastructure to a Category III (CAT III) aerodrome to improve runway visibility during adverse weather, such as fog. This upgrade is scheduled for completion by 2018.

To enable the upgrade, the main runway is temporarily closed between 8.00am and 5.00pm daily (excluding Sundays) from Monday 6 February to Saturday 25 March 2017. During this time the cross runway is used for all arriving and departing flights.

Purpose of Works   Dates   Main Runway 03/21 
 CAT III lighting installation & Commissioning  Monday 6 February to Saturday 25 March 2017 
(Excluding Sundays). 
  Closed 8:00am - 5.00pm daily (excluding Sunday)


As a result, you may notice temporary changes to aircraft movements (either an increase or a decrease), however, the total number of flights arriving and departing Perth Airport has not changed and there has not been any change to flight paths.

We will also be undertaking regular maintenance works on both runways throughout 2017.

If you have queries regarding the works, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team.

We thank you for your understanding as we undertake these important runway works.