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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.

Terminal  Services
Terminal1 (T1) International Most international services 
Terminal 1 (T1) Domestic Virgin Australia (interstate and some regional services)
Terminal 2 (T2) Alliance Airlines (regional services)
Tigerair (interstate services) 
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (most regional services) 
Regional Express Airlines (regional services)
Terminal 3 (T3)/Terminal 4 (T4)
Jetstar (interstate and regional services)
Qantas (international, interstate and 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 began in late 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 Terminal 1 (T1) International 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 135,238 aircraft movement occurred at Perth Airport in 2015/16.

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There are 18 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 13.6 million passengers travelled through Perth Airport during the 2016/17 financial year.

International passengers grew by 3.6%, reaching 4.40 million while domestic passengers declined by 3.0% to 9.22 million. This decline was largely driven by the intrastate resource sector, with regional traffic declining 4.9% for the year.

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