$5 billion Perth Airport redevelopment will combine terminals into one complex

Perth Airport Redevelopment
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Over $5 billion is set to be invested into Perth Airport as part of a new agreement that will deliver “a major boost to WA’s tourism industry”.

Qantas and Perth Airport have signed a commercial agreement that will see a new terminal built at Airport Central, as well as a new parallel runway, two multi-storey carparks and an airport hotel.

Expected to be finished and open in 2031, both Qantas and Jetstar’s services will relocate to the new terminal.

The world-class terminal will enable an additional 4.4 million additional seats to and from Perth by the time it opens, while the new parallel runway is expected to open in 2028.

WA Premier Roger Cook said this agreement cements Perth as the Western Gateway to Australia.

“By opening up new flight routes and adding millions of extra passenger seats each year, we’re positioning WA as a major tourist destination in the region,” he said.

“It will turn Perth Airport into a world-class travel hub for visitors and for Western Australians, and put Perth on the world stage for travellers.”

Perth Airport Redevelopment

Of course, while building work is underway, there will be a slight change in operations at the airport.

Upgrades at Terminal 3 and 4 will open up additional capacity while the new terminal is built, with Jetstar to relocate its domestic services to Terminal 2 from September this year.

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Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti said this agreement is one of the most important aviation announcements in Western Australia’s history.

“Our Government has long been advocating to Qantas and Perth Airport to consolidate services at the one terminal, and to have both parties reach a commercial agreement puts us on the path to seeing that become a reality,” she said.

“We’ve been planning for this move for many years.”

Find out more via perthairport.com.au.

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