Perth Airport ‘already working with Qantas’ on new terminal construction

    Perth Airport announced (24-Jul-2019) plans to invest AUD2.5 billion (USD1.73 billion) to upgrade its international terminal, construct a new parallel runway and build a new terminal to allow Qantas to move from the “outdated” Terminal 3-4 building by the end of 2025. The upgrades aim to achieve the following by 2040:

    • Increase Perth Airport’s contribution to Western Australia’s economy by approximately 150%, from AUD3.6 billion (USD2.5 billion) in 2018 to AUD9 billion (USD6.21 billion);
    • Annual passenger numbers predicted to almost double to 28.5 million;
    • Increase aircraft movements to 202,000, with domestic and international airfreight estimated to grow to 383,000 tonnes;
    • Aviation and non-aviation job numbers generated by the airport to more than double from around 16,700 in 2018 to 37,700 in 2040.

    Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown reported: “Terminal 3 and 4 are both reaching their use-by dates” and the airport “simply cannot deliver that same level of service for the public or efficiency for our airline partners” without the upgrades. Mr Brown reported the airport is “already working with Qantas on the design and planning of the new terminal” and is “committed to delivering a world class terminal by 2025”.