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New images show Perth Airport's future

10 November, 2018

Perth Airport has released images of its proposal to bring all flight services into one central aviation hub featuring an upgraded international terminal and a new integrated domestic terminal.

The International Terminal Upgrade project will secure additional capacity for Perth Airport with international passenger numbers expected to grow by around 50% over the next decade. The project will be delivered in two phases with the first section completed by 2024 and the second phase to be delivered at a future date dependent on passenger growth and the needs of airline partners. 

Perth Airport will also deliver a new domestic terminal which will be integrated into the upgraded international terminal. 

This will allow Qantas to complete its move to the central airport precinct by 2025.

The projects are part of Perth Airport’s plans to deliver Western Australians the airport they both need and deserve and will see between $1.5 billion and $2 billion invested over the coming decade.

Perth Airport Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brown has confirmed the airport is in negotiations with international airlines and Qantas about their needs.

“We’re committed to improving the customer experience and at the same time delivering the necessary capacity and flexibility for our airline partners,” Mr Brown said.

“By undertaking the international terminal project in two phases we can deliver that outcome in a timely and efficient manner to meet growing demand and allow our airline partners to grow their businesses.

“The first phase will include three new international gates accessed through the existing terminal building. It will provide new technological processes such as self-service bag drop, improved board gate facilitation, and new retail and food and beverage outlet layouts. 

“There will also be new airline lounges which have better views and are closer to boarding gates.

“Our aim is to provide smoother movement of passengers from kerbside to flight gate. We’ll be looking at the latest biometrics technology to help create this seamless passenger experience. 

“It’s also a great opportunity to fix some of the issues with the current international terminal layout including bringing the lounges and retail areas together for a better customer experience and doing away with the need for passengers to traverse multiple flights of stairs to reach their flight.”

Mr Brown said Perth Airport is also looking to accelerate talks with Qantas about what it needs from the new Integrated Domestic Terminal Project.“Qantas have a strong preference for a seamless transition for their passengers between domestic and international flights – and that’s what we are committed to delivering for all travellers,” Mr Brown said.

“The current Terminals 3 and 4 are rapidly reaching their use-by date so we’ll be looking at new construction methods and new technologies to ensure an efficient and cost-effective outcome in the new integrated domestic terminal.

“The result will also deliver a high quality, stress-free experience for passengers.”

Mr Brown said Perth Airport was committed to delivering the central aviation hub by no later than 2025.

“Apart from the major benefits for our airline partners and the travelling public, this centralised outcome will deliver major gains for the State’s economy,” Mr Brown said.

“The State and Federal governments have invested around $3 billion on road and rail projects centred on the central airport precinct. Bringing all flight services into this hub will deliver taxpayers the maximum benefit from these investments.”

Artist concepts showing the proposed central aviation hub layout are available on request.

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